COVAR function - Zoho Sheet - Help Guide

COVAR

Returns the covariance of a data point with two sets of data.

 

Syntax

 

COVAR(x; y)

x: The cell range containing the first set of data. Eg., A2:A4

y: The cell range containing the second set of data. Eg., B2:B4

 

Remarks

  • COVAR function ignores text values, logical expressions, and empty cells in the given range.


Examples

 

Formula

Result

=COVAR(A2:A4;B2:B4)

1.333333333

=COVAR(A2:A3;B2:B3)

2.5

=COVAR(A3:A4;B3:B4)

0


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Possible Errors

 

Errors

Meaning

#N/A!

  • The function could not find the value it was asked to look for. Commonly occurs in VLOOKUP and similar functions.

#NAME!

  • The function name is incorrect or invalid.

  • The given defined name (if any) is invalid.

  • There is a typo in the defined name used in the function.

  • Double quotes are missing for text values in the function.

  • Colon missing in a cell range reference.

#VALUE!

  • The given argument's data type is incorrect or invalid.
    For example, the function =DATE(A1:A3) will return a #VALUE error when a text value is present in the range.

#REF!

  • The given cell reference is incorrect or invalid. This error may occur when a cell/range has been deleted, moved, or pasted over.

#DIV/0!

  • One or more of the given data sets is empty.

 

Similar Functions

  • CORREL

  • FORECAST

  • INTERCEPT

  • RSQ

  • SLOPE

  • STEYX


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