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Adjust advanced settings

Adjust the advanced settings to have better control over generated output in Microsoft Excel. You can learn more in the OpenAI API documentation.

TermDefinition
TokenTokens can be thought of as pieces of words. During processing, the language model breaks down both the input (prompt) and the result (completion) texts into smaller units called tokens. Tokens generally correspond to ~4 characters of common English text. So 100 tokens are approximately worth 75 words. See how text is split into tokens.
Top PHelps adjust creativity level - Lower values result in more focused output, while higher values allow for more creative responses.
Frequency penaltyPenalizes tokens based on their frequency in the text so far - Higher values discourage the model from repeating the same tokens too frequently, as the more they appear in the text, the more penalized they get.
Presence penaltyPenalizes new tokens based on whether they appear in the text so far - Higher values encourage the model to use new tokens, that are not penalized.
  1. In the GPT for Excel sidebar, click Settings.


  2. Open the View advanced settings dropdown.


  3. Use the corresponding sliders to set the values for:

    • Top P: Adjust creativity by setting the value between 0 and 1.
    • Note: Set the creativity level to 1 when the value for Top P is lower than 1.
    • Frequency penalty: Set a penalty between 0 and 2 to apply to tokens each time they are repeated in the result.
    • Presence penalty: Set a one-time penalty between 0 and 2 for tokens that appear more than once in the result.

You can now execute a GPT function in the current workbook with these advanced settings. If you make new executions or regenerate existing GPT formulas, the output will take these new values into account.

What's next

Regenerate results of your GPT formulas to get results that take these new settings into account.