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Google Sheets

VAR.P is a function in Google Sheets that calculates the variance of a population. To use VAR.P, you need to input the following: the population size, the mean, and the standard deviation. VAR.P will then calculate the variance of the population.

The syntax of VAR.P in Google Sheets is as follows:

=VAR.P(array, dimension)

This function returns the variance of the array elements, based on the dimension you specify.

The following is an example of how to use VAR.P in Google Sheets:

=VAR.P(A1:A10,B1:B10)

This formula will calculate the variance of the values in A1:A10 and B1:B10.

There are a few occasions when you should not use VAR.P in Google Sheets. One such instance is when you have a column of data that is not sorted in ascending order. In this case, VAR.P will not work correctly, as it relies on the data being sorted in a specific way. Another time you should not use VAR.P is when you have a column of data that is empty or has zero values. In these cases, VAR.P will return an error. Additionally, VAR.P should not be used with data that is not numeric.

There are a few similar formulae to VAR.P in Google Sheets. One is VAR.S, which calculates the variance of a sample. Another is VAR.I, which calculates the variance of an investment. Lastly, there is VAR.E, which calculates the variance of an error.

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