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FDIST Function

The FDIST function is one of the statistical functions. It is used to return the (right-tailed) F probability distribution (degree of diversity) for two data sets. You can use this function to determine whether two data sets have different degrees of diversity.

The FDIST function syntax is:

FDIST(x, deg-freedom1, deg-freedom2)

where

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 1 and less than 10^10.

deg-freedom2 is denominator degrees of freedom, a numeric value greater than 1 and less than 10^10.

The values can be entered manually or included into the cells you make reference to.

To apply the FDIST function,

  1. select the cell where you wish to display the result,
  2. click the Insert Function Insert Function icon 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 Function icon icon situated at the formula bar,
  3. select the Statistical function group from the list,
  4. click the FDIST function,
  5. enter the required arguments separating them by commas,
  6. press the Enter button.

The result will be displayed in the selected cell.

FDIST Function

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