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The COVARIANCE.P function is one of the statistical functions. It is used to return population covariance, the average of the products of deviations for each data point pair in two data sets; use covariance to determine the relationship between two data sets.

The COVARIANCE.P function syntax is:

COVARIANCE.P(array-1, array-2)

where array-1(2) is the selected range of cells with the same number of elements.

Note: if array-1(2) contains text, logical values, or empty cells, the function will ignore those values, but treat the cells with the zero values.

To apply the COVARIANCE.P function,

  1. select the cell where you wish to display the result,
  2. click the Insert function Insert function icon icon situated at the top toolbar,
    or right-click within a selected cell and select the Insert Function option from the menu,
    or click the Function icon icon situated at the formula bar,
  3. select the Statistical function group from the list,
  4. click the COVARIANCE.P function,
  5. enter the required arguments manually or select them with the mouse separating them by comma,
  6. press the Enter button.

The result will be displayed in the selected cell.


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