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counting an the number of cells in which a run on 1s appears

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daniel95
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I am creating a spread sheet for a stats class. I am simulating tossing a fair coin and having 1 appear if it is a head and 0 if it is a tail. I'd like to calculate the longest run of 1s in each row, where a row represents 100 tosses of a coin. Thanks.

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@daniel95 

For such sample

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formula could be

=MAX(FREQUENCY( IF(A1:J1=1,COLUMN(A1:J1)),IF(A1:J1=0,COLUMN(A1:J1))))

That's array formula entered by Ctrl+Shift+Enter

Thanks Sergie. It is not quite working. I changed the As to Bs because my data starts in column B. Otherwise I just did a cut and paste. I get #Value! as error message. When I try to trace it I just get a line across row 1. Any thoughts?

@daniel95 

It works in next row as well. Do you use the formula as array one, with Ctrl+Shift+Enter?

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If you attache sample file it'll be easier to find the source of the issue.