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# WorksheetFunction.Quartile_Inc Method (Excel)

Office 2013

Published: July 16, 2012

Returns the quartile of a data set based on percentile values from 0..1, inclusive. Quartiles often are used in sales and survey data to divide populations into groups. For example, you can use QUARTILE_INC to find the top 25 percent of incomes in a population.

expression .Quartile_Inc(Arg1, Arg2)

expression A variable that represents a WorksheetFunction object.

### Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Arg1

Required

Variant

Array - the array or cell range of numeric values for which you want the quartile value.

Arg2

Required

Double

Quart - The value to return.

### Return Value

Double

If quart equals

QUARTILE returns

0

Minimum value

1

First quartile (25th percentile)

2

Median value (50th percentile)

3

Third quartile (75th percentile)

4

Maximum value

• If array is empty, QUARTILE_INC returns the #NUM! error value.

• If quart is not an integer, it is truncated.

• If quart < 0 or if quart > 4, QUARTILE_INC returns the #NUM! error value.

• MIN, MEDIAN, and MAX return the same value as QUARTILE_INC when quart is equal to 0 (zero), 2, and 4, respectively.