COVARIANCE.S function

Returns the sample covariance, the average of the products of deviations for each data point pair in two data sets.

Syntax

COVARIANCE.S(array1,array2)

The COVARIANCE.S function syntax has the following arguments (argument: A value that provides information to an action, an event, a method, a property, a function, or a procedure.):

  • Array1     Required. The first cell range of integers.
  • Array2     Required. The second cell range of integers.

Remarks

  • The arguments must either be numbers or be names, arrays, or references that contain numbers.
  • If an array or reference argument contains text, logical values, or empty cells, those values are ignored; however, cells with the value zero are included.
  • If array1 and array2 have different numbers of data points, COVARIANCE.S returns the #N/A error value.
  • If either array1 or array2 is empty or contains only 1 data point each, COVARIANCE.S returns the #DIV/0! error value.
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2010, Excel Web App