The F.DIST function is one of the statistical functions. It is used to return the F probability distribution. You can use this function to determine whether two data sets have different degrees of diversity.
The F.DIST function syntax is:
F.DIST(x, deg-freedom1, deg-freedom2, cumulative)
x is the value at which the function should be calculated. A numeric value greater than 0
deg-freedom1 is the numerator degrees of freedom, a numeric value greater than 0.
deg-freedom2 is denominator degrees of freedom, a numeric value greater than 0.
cumulative is a logical value (TRUE or FALSE) that determines the function form. If it is TRUE, the function returns the cumulative distribution function. If it is FALSE, the function returns the probability density function.
The values can be entered manually or included into the cells you make reference to.
To apply the F.DIST function,
- select the cell where you wish to display the result,
- click the Insert Function icon situated at the top toolbar,
or right-click within a selected cell and select the Insert Function option from the menu,
or click the icon situated at the formula bar,
- select the Statistical function group from the list,
- click the F.DIST function,
- enter the required arguments separating them by commas,
- press the Enter button.
The result will be displayed in the selected cell.
Return to previous page