VARPA function

VARPA(firstParameter, otherParameters...) VARPA(firstParameter; otherParameters...)

firstParameter — Number, Logical, Text, Color, { Number }, { Logical }, { Text } or { Color }

The first parameter.

otherParameters — Number, Logical, Text, Color, { Number }, { Logical }, { Text } or { Color } (accepts many)

Additional parameters.

Returns — Number

The population variance of the parameters.

Returns the population variance of the parameters. VARPA(3, 4, 5, "6", 2, 3, 1)VARPA(3; 4; 5; "6"; 2; 3; 1) returns roughly 2.5.

VARPA accepts numbers, logical values and text strings representing numbers. VAR.P, by contrast, only accepts numbers. TRUE is interpreted as 1, FALSE is interpreted as 0, colors are ignored and text strings are parsed as though TONUMBER is used.

VARPA takes the language of the app into account when converting text strings to numbers. When VARPA is used with an app whose language is set to German, for instance, text strings representing numbers should use a comma (",") as a decimal separator. When VARPA is used with an app whose language is set to UK English, for instance, a decimal point (".") should be used. Thousands separators may not be used.

Example

VARPA(3, 4, 5, "6", 2, 3, 1)VARPA(3; 4; 5; "6"; 2; 3; 1)

Returns roughly 2.5.