# COUNTIF function

## Description

COUNTIF(operator, value, range) counts the values in range that satisfy a comparison condition.

Each number in range is compared with value, and if the comparison is true, the number is counted.

The comparison operator can be any of the following:

= | Equal to |

< | Less than |

> | Larger than |

<= | Less then or equal to |

>= | Larger then or equal to |

<> | Different from |

The argument range can be a list of numbers, cell addresses, cell ranges (such as A1:A10).

Range can also be a matrix. In that case the function returns a matrix with one row and the same number of columns, with each element the COUNTIF of the corresponding column. If range is a row matrix, it is converted to a column matrix first.

## Example

COUNTIF("<",10,A1:A5) count all cells in range A1:A5 that have a value less then 10.