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The NEGBINOMDIST function is one of the statistical functions. It is used to return the negative binomial distribution.

The NEGBINOMDIST function syntax is:

NEGBINOMDIST(number-failures, number-successes, success-probability)


number-failures is the number of failures, a numeric value greater than or equal to 0.

number-successes is the the threshold number of successes, a numeric value greater than or equal to 0.

success-probability is the success propability of each trial, a numeric value greater than 0, but less than 1.

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

To apply the NEGBINOMDIST function,

  1. select the cell where you wish to display the result,
  2. 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,
  3. select the Statistical function group from the list,
  4. click the NEGBINOMDIST function,
  5. enter the required arguments separating them by commas,
  6. press the Enter button.

The result will be displayed in the selected cell.


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