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Numbers adding up text into values

by ellie247 / October 11, 2010 6:47 AM PDT

My spreadsheet consists mainly of columns of choices of yes or no/ male/female etc..

In my first column is gender, so male or female as an option which I used a "pop up menu" to enter all responses. I want to find out the total ammount male and females there are within my column and make a pie chart out of it. Can numbers do that?

I've been trying to find the answer or thinking about the formula for hours now,

I look forward to your wise replies

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Try this:
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 12, 2010 4:47 AM PDT

Select a cell someplace and then use one of the built-in functions.
Hopefully the COUNTIF function is one of the built-in ones. (not at my Mac right now so cannot be more definite)
Find the cells with Males & Females, you will have to do two different Countif statements and then use the answers to build the Pie Chart.


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Using Countif function
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 12, 2010 9:43 AM PDT

what I suggested, using the countif function does work.

Create the Male/Female column and populate it.
On another part of your spreadsheet select a cell and hit the Function button in the toolbar.
Put an = sign in the address bar Select the Countif function and choose insert function
Click in the test-array bubble and then select your Male/Female column by dragging from top to bottom
Click in the test-array bubble again and the column address is put there.
Click the condition bubble and type "male" (include the quotes)
Click the Accept button.

Repeat the above, in the cell below, and this time use female as the condition.

Select both cells, choose Charts and Pie Chart.

That's it

Any good?


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Charting Text Data
by Vittig83 / January 14, 2014 8:50 AM PST
In reply to: Using Countif function

Thank you! I found it very helpful!

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(NT) You're welcome!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 16, 2010 12:27 AM PDT
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