VARP
TheVARP
function is a statistical function in Google Sheets that returns the variance of a population based on a set of values. Variance is a measure of how spread out a set of data is from its average value. This function is commonly used in statistics and data analysis.
 How to use
VARP
formula?  Examples of using
VARP
formula VARP
formula not working? Similar formulas to
VARP
Usage
Use the VARP
formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter and 1 optional parameter:
 value1 (required):
The first value or range of values for which you want to calculate variance.  value2 (optional):
Additional values or ranges of values for which you want to calculate variance.
Examples
Here are a few example use cases that explain how to use theVARP
formula in Google Sheets.
Calculating variance of a population
You can use VARP
to calculate the variance of a population based on a set of values. This can help you understand how spread out the data is and how much it deviates from the average value.
Analyzing data in a research project
In a research project, you may need to analyze data to draw conclusions. You can use VARP
to calculate the variance of a population and compare it to other sets of data to gain insights.
Tracking financial performance
In finance, you may need to track the performance of investments over time. You can use VARP
to calculate the variance of a set of data and understand how much the returns deviate from the average.
Common Mistakes
VARP
not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the VARP
Google Sheets Formula:
Using the wrong data type
The VARP
function only works with numerical data. If you try to use the function with nonnumerical data, such as text or dates, it will return an error.
Forgetting arguments
The VARP
function requires at least one numerical argument. If you forget to provide any arguments, or provide nonnumerical arguments, it will return an error.
Using the wrong range
Make sure you select the correct range of cells for the VARP
function. If the range you select contains nonnumerical data or is too large, it may return an error or an incorrect result.
Related Formulas
The following functions are similar to VARP
or are often used with it in a formula:

VAR
The
VAR
formula calculates the variance of a set of numerical values. Variance is a measure of how spread out a set of data is in relation to the mean. This formula is commonly used in statistical analysis to measure the variability or diversity of a dataset. 
STDEV
The
STDEV
function calculates the standard deviation of a set of numbers. It measures the amount of variation or dispersion of a set of values from the average (mean) value. It is commonly used in statistics to determine the spread of a data set. The values can be supplied as individual cells, ranges, or constants. 
STDEVP
The
STDEVP
function calculates the standard deviation of an entire population. It is commonly used in statistical analysis to measure the amount of variation or dispersion in a set of data. This function takes in at least two numerical arguments representing the values in the population for which you want to calculate the standard deviation.
Learn More
You can learn more about the VARP
Google Sheets function on Google Support.