Skewness is a measure of the asymmetry of a dataset or distribution. This value can be positive or negative. A negative skew typically indicates that the tail is on the left side of the distribution. A positive value typically indicates that the tail is on the right.
Kurtosis is simply a measure of the “tailedness” of a dataset or distribution. The kurtosis formula used by this calculator is identical to the formula used in Excel, which finds what is known as excess kurtosis.
To find the skewness and kurtosis of a dataset, simply enter the comma-separated values in the box below, then click the “Calculate” button.