# FDIST

Formulas / FDIST
Determine whether two data sets have different amounts of diversity.
`FDIST(x, degrees_freedom1, degrees_freedom2)`
• x - value to evaluate the function on
• degrees_freedom1 - numerator of degrees of freedom
• degrees_freedom2 - denominator of degrees of freedom

## Examples

• `=FDIST(5, 10, 20)`

The FDIST function can be used to calculate the F probability distribution for a given set of numbers, and will return the F probability distribution for the numbers 5, 10, and 20.

• `=FDIST(A2, B2, C2)`

The FDIST function can also be used to calculate the F probability distribution for a set of cell references in a Sourcetable worksheet, and will return the F probability distribution for the numbers contained in cells A2, B2, and C2 of the worksheet.

• `=FDIST(A2, 10, C2)`

The FDIST function can also be used to calculate the F probability distribution for a combination of cell references and numbers. This function will return the F probability distribution for the numbers contained in cell A2, the number 10, and cell C2 of the worksheet.

• `=FDIST(SUM(A2:A4), 10, AVERAGE(B2:B4))`

The FDIST function can be used in combination with other Sourcetable functions to calculate more complex F probability distributions. For example, this formula will return the F probability distribution for the sum of the numbers in cells A2 through A4, the number 10, and the average of the numbers in cells B2 through B4.

## Summary

The FDIST function is a Sourcetable function used to calculate the F probability distribution, which is a measure of diversity between two data sets. It has been replaced with more accurate functions, F.DIST and F.DIST.RT.

• The FDIST function is used to compare the degree of diversity between two data sets.
• It is replaced with newer functions that calculate the same result.