This step-by-step tutorial explains how to plot the following log-normal distribution in Excel:

**Step 1: Define the X Values**

First, let’s define a range of x-values to use for our plot.

**Step 2: Calculate the Y Values**

The y values on the plot will represent the PDF values associated with the log-normal distribution.

We can type the following formula into cell **B2** to calculate the PDF value of the log-normal distribution associated with an x value of 0.01, a mean value of 1, and a standard deviation of 1:

=LOGNORM.DIST(A2, $E$1, $E$2, FALSE)

We can then copy and paste this formula down to every remaining cell in column B:

**Step 3: Plot the Log-Normal Distribution**

Next, highlight the cell range **A2:B22**, then click the **Insert** tab along the top ribbon, then click the **Scatter** option within the **Charts** group and click **Scatter with Smooth Lines**:

The following chart will be created:

The x-axis shows the values of a random variable that follows a log-normal distribution with a mean value of 1 and a standard deviation of 1 and the y-axis shows the corresponding PDF values of the log-normal distribution.

Note that if you change the values for the mean or standard deviation in cells **E1** and **E2**, respectively, the plot will automatically update.

**Step 4: Modify the Appearance of the Plot**

Feel free to add a title, axis labels, and remove the gridlines to make the plot more aesthetically pleasing:

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to plot other common distributions in Excel:

How to Plot a Bell Curve in Excel

How to Plot a Binomial Distribution in Excel

How to Plot a Poisson Distribution in Excel