stat analysis problem

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Subject: stat analysis problem
Posted by:  John Doe (alwa…
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003

et al,

Here is the problem I'm having.

I have a column of data (say column 'b') that has numbers in it.  both in
the format of '5' '98' '444' etc.  What I'm trying to do is come up w/ a
formula that will tell me the number of occurrences in that column of any
number.  i.e..  say 5.  when I would do count on the above I get an answer
of 3 ( =count(cell1:cell2,5).  Or even in the formula when I put the 5 in as

Is there a way to do this in excel?