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Calculates variance based on the entire population (ignores logical values and text in the population).

Sample Usage



The VAR.P function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Number1     Required. The first number argument corresponding to a population.

  • Number2, ...     Optional. Number arguments 2 to 254 corresponding to a population.


  • VAR.P assumes that its arguments are the entire population. If your data represents a sample of the population, then compute the variance by using VAR.S.

  • Arguments can either be numbers or names, arrays, or references that contain numbers.

  • Logical values, and text representations of numbers that you type directly into the list of arguments are counted.

  • If an argument is an array or reference, only numbers in that array or reference are counted. Empty cells, logical values, text, or error values in the array or reference are ignored.

  • Arguments that are error values or text that cannot be translated into numbers cause errors.

  • If you want to include logical values and text representations of numbers in a reference as part of the calculation, use the VARPA function.

  • The equation for VAR.P is:


    where x is the sample mean AVERAGE(number1,number2,…) and n is the sample size.

In order to use the VAR.P formula, start with your edited Excellentable:


Then type in the VAR.P formula in the area you would like to display the outcome:

By adding the values you would like to calculate the VAR.P formula for, Excellentable will generate the outcome:


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