Excel Functions

Excel BETA.DIST Function

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The BETA.DIST function is commonly used to study variation in the percentage of something across samples, such as the fraction of the day people spend watching television.

Purpose of Excel BETA.DIST Function

BETA.DIST function calculates the cumulative beta probability density function for a supplied set of parameters.

Return value

BETA.DIST function returns the cumulative beta probability density function.

Syntax

=BETADIST(x,alpha,beta,[A],[B])

Arguments

ArgumentsDescriptionRemarks
X The value between A and B at which to evaluate the function.Mandatory
AlphaA parameter of the distribution.Mandatory
Beta A parameter of the distribution.Mandatory
A A lower bound to the interval of x. Optional
BA upper bound to the interval of x. Optional

Usage notes

  • If any argument is non-numeric, BETA.DIST returns the #VALUE! error value.
  • If alpha ≤ 0 or beta ≤ 0, BETA.DIST returns the #NUM! error value.
  • If probability ≤ 0 or probability > 1, BETADIST returns the #NUM! error value.
  • If x < A, x > B, or A = B, BETADIST returns the #NUM! error value.If you omit values for A and B, BETA.DIST uses the standard cumulative beta distribution, so that A = 0 and B = 1.

Availability

Since 2007 for Windows.
Since 2011 for Mac.

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