# VARPA

## Definition

### Sample Usage

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

`VARPA(A2:A100)`

### Syntax

`VARPA(value1, [value2, ...])`

`value1`

- The first value or range of the population.`value2, ...`

- Additional values or ranges to include in the population.

### Notes

Although

`VARPA`

is specified as taking a maximum of 30 arguments, Excellentable supports an arbitrary number of arguments for this function.If the total number of values supplied as

`value`

arguments is not at least two,`VARPA`

will return the`#NUM!`

error.`VARPA`

sets each text value encountered to`0`

for the purpose of calculation. To return an error upon encountering text, use`VARP`

.`VARPA`

calculates variance for an entire population. To calculate variance across a sample, use`VARA`

.`VARPA`

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

`VARP`

: Calculates the variance based on an entire population.

`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`

: 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.

#### In order to use the VARPA formula, start with your edited Excellentable:

#### Then type in the VARPA formula in the area you would like to display the outcome:

#### By adding the values you would like to calculate the VARPA formula for, Excellentable will generate the outcome: