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WorksheetFunction.Covariance_S Method (Excel)

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

Version Added: Excel 2010

expression .Covariance_S(Arg1, Arg2)

expression A variable that represents a WorksheetFunction object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Arg1

Required

Variant

Array1 - The first cell range of integers.

Arg2

Required

Variant

Array2 - The second cell range of integers.

Return Value

Double

  • 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.

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