## What is F.DIST function in Excel?

The **F.DIST** function is one of the Statistical functions of Excel.

It returns the (left-tailed) F probability distribution (degree of diversity) for two data sets.

We can find this function in **Statistical **category of insert function Tab.

## How to use F.DIST function in excel

- Click on
**an empty cell**(like F5).

2. Click on the **fx icon **(or press shift+F3).

3. In the **insert function tab** you will see all functions.

4. Select **STATISTICAL **category.

5. Select **F.DIST** function.

6. Then select **ok**.

7. In the function arguments Tab you will see **F.DIST** function.

8. X is the value at which to evaluate the function, a non-negative number.

9. Deg_freedom1 is the numerator degrees of freedom, a number between 1 and 10^10, excluding 10^10.

10. Deg_freedom2 is the denominator degrees of freedom, a number between 1 and 10^10, excluding 10^10.

11. Cumulative is a logical value for the function to return: the cumulative distribution function = TRUE; the probability density function = FALSE.

12. You will see the **results **in the formula result section.

## Examples of F.DIST function in Excel

## F.DIST related functions

- Use F.DIST.RT function to return the exponential distribution.
- Use F.INV function to return the inverse of the F probability distribution: if p = F.DIST(x,…), then F.INV(p,…) = x.
- Use F.INV.RT function to return the (right-tailed) F probability distribution (degree of diversity) for two data sets.
- Use F.TEST function to return the inverse of the (left-tailed) F probability distribution: if p = F.DIST(x,…), then F.INV(p,…) = x.