VARP

Calculates the variance based on an entire population.

Sample Usage

VARP(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10)

VARP(A2:A100)

Syntax

VARP(value1, [value2, ...])

  • value1 - The first value or range of the population.

  • value2, ... - Additional values or ranges to include in the population.

Notes

  • Although VARP is specified as taking a maximum of 30 arguments, Google Sheets supports an arbitrary number of arguments for this function.

  • If the total number of values supplied as value arguments is not at least two, VARP will return the #DIV/0! error.

  • VARP will ignore any of the value arguments that include text. To calculate variance while interpreting text values as 0, use VARPA.

  • VARP calculates variance for an entire population. To calculate variance across a sample, use VAR.

  • VARP takes the sum of the squares of each value's deviation from the mean and divides by the number of such values. This differs from the calculation of variance across a sample in that the latter divides by the size of the dataset minus one.

See Also

VARPA: Calculates the variance based on an entire population, setting text to the value `0`.

VARA: Calculates the variance based on a sample, setting text to the value `0`.

VAR: Calculates the variance based on a sample.

STDEVPA: Calculates the standard deviation based on an entire population, setting text to the value `0`.

STDEVP: Calculates the standard deviation based on an entire population.

STDEVA: Calculates the standard deviation based on a sample, setting text to the value `0`.

STDEV: The STDEV function calculates the standard deviation based on a sample.

SKEW: Calculates the skewness of a dataset, which describes the symmetry of that dataset about the mean.

KURT: Calculates the kurtosis of a dataset, which describes the shape, and in particular the "peakedness" of that dataset.

DVARP: Returns the variance of an entire population selected from a database table-like array or range using a SQL-like query.

DVAR: Returns the variance of a population sample selected from a database table-like array or range using a SQL-like query.

DSTDEVP: Returns the standard deviation of an entire population selected from a database table-like array or range using a SQL-like query.

DSTDEV: Returns the standard deviation of a population sample selected from a database table-like array or range using a SQL-like query.

DEVSQ: Calculates the sum of squares of deviations based on a sample.

AVEDEV: Calculates the average of the magnitudes of deviations of data from a dataset's mean.

Examples

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