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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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BETA.DIST()/BETADIST()

Syntax. BETA.DIST(x;alpha;beta;cumulative;A;B)

Definition. This function returns the values of the cumulative beta distribution function. The beta distribution is usually used to examine the variance of processes across samples. For example, you can calculate the percentage of time people spend every day on their computers.

Arguments

  • x (required). The value between A and B at which to evaluate the function

  • alpha (required). A parameter of the distribution

  • beta (required). A parameter of the distribution

  • cumulative (required). The logical value that represents the type of the function

  • A (optional). The lower limit of the interval for x

  • B (optional). The upper limit of the interval for x

Note

If one of the arguments isn’t a numeric ...

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