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Microsoft® Excel® 2010 Formulas & Functions Inside Out by Helmut Reinke Egbert Jeschke Sara Unverhau, Eckehard Pfeifer, Bodo Fienitz, and Jens Bock

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F.TEST()/FTEST()

Syntax. F.TEST(array1,array2)

Definition. This function returns the test statistics of an f-test. An f-test returns the one-tailed probability that the variances in array1 and array2 are not significantly different.

Arguments

  • array1 (required). The first array or range of data

  • array2 (required). The second array or range of data

Note

Arguments can be numbers, names, arrays, or references containing numbers.

If an array or reference argument contains text, logical values, or empty cells, those values are ignored. However, cells with the value 0 are included.

If the number of data points in array1 or array2 is less than 2 or if the variance of array1 or array2 is 0, F.TEST() returns the #DIV/0! error value.

Background. Use this function ...

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