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This function returns variance based on the entire population, which includes numeric, logical, or text values.

#### Syntax

VARPA(value1,value2,...)

VARPA(array)

VARPA(array1,array2,...)

#### Arguments

Each argument can be a double-precision floating-point value, an integer value, text, a logical value, or an array (cell range) of these. Up to 255 arguments may be included. You can use a single array (cell range) instead of a list of values. You can use multiple arrays (cell ranges) as well.

#### Remarks

The variance returns how spread out a set of data is.

Each argument can be a double-precision floating-point value, an integer value, text, a logical value, or an array (cell range) of these. Up to 255 arguments may be included. You can use a single array (cell range) instead of a list of values. You can use multiple arrays (cell ranges) as well.

This function uses the following equation to calculate the variance, where n is the number of values. where x is the value and n is the number of values.

This function assumes that its arguments are the entire population. If your data represents only a sample of the population, then compute the variance using the VARA function.

This function differs from VARP because it accepts logical and text values as well as numeric values.

#### Data Types

Accepts numeric, logical, and text data for all arguments. Returns numeric data.

#### Examples

VARPA(B3,C4,B2,D10,E5)

VARPA(A1:A9) VARPA(R1C2,100,R2C5,102)

VARPA(98,85,76,87,92,89,90) gives the result 39.2653061224

#### Version Available

This function is available in product version 2.0 or later.