COUNTIF criteria evaluation - function applied on range cells?

My friend asked me for help and we only found a solution we don’t like 100%.

I have a table with angle values in degrees (0, 10, 20, …, 180) - that is range A2:A20. I want to use COUNTIF to tell me, how many of these have SIN > 0,95.

My solution:
In column B I use RADIANS to convert degrees to radians. In column C I calculate the SIN value. Then I can write COUNTIF(C2:C20;">0,95").
I don’t like this solution because I had to add two extra columns that hold values I don’t need to see, I only have them so that COUNTIF can tell me what I need.

Anything like this?
I was hoping for something like this:

  • COUNTIF(SIN(RADIANS(A2:A20)); “> 0,95”) or better
  • COUNTIF(A2:A20; “SIN(RADIANS(value))>0,95”)

The “value” would be the value of the evaluated cell. In “>0,95” you can feel this keyword… “value > 0,95”… but not having it means not being able to apply functions to it.

Is there a better solution to my problem?


I admit I am not used to working with matrices. And “matrices” are key ingredient of the solution. I will learn about matrices in Calc more. Thanks for help! :slight_smile: