Documentation/How Tos/Calc: RANK function

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RANK

Returns the rank of a number in a list of numbers.

Syntax:

RANK(number; numberlist; order)

returns the rank of number within the unordered range or array of numbers numberlist.
If order is zero or omitted, numbers are ranked with the highest being first; if order is non-zero, numbers are ranked with the lowest being first.
An error results if number is not present in numberlist.

Example:

RANK(5; B1:B4)

where cells B1, B2, B3, B4 contain 4, 7, 5,and 8, returns 3. The highest number is 8, then 7, then in third place 5.

RANK(5; {3;5|2.6;1}; 1)

returns 4, as the other three numbers are lower than 5.

Issues:

  • By design, RANK returns the same rank for any value that is repeated in numberlist. If you wish a unique rank for each number in (say) A1:A4, enter =RANK(A1;$A$1:$A$4)+COUNTIF($A$1:A1;A1)-1 in cell B1 and copy/paste into B2:B4.
  • Calc assumes that any logical values are 1 (TRUE) and 0 (FALSE). Excel's behaviour with logical values may be 'unexpected'.



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