# Compatibility Functions

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Compatibility functions were replaced with new functions in Microsoft® Excel® 2010 and higher. However, they are still available for backward compatibility with earlier Excel versions. Our Spreadsheet correctly interprets and evaluates these functions.

We recommend that you use new and more precise functions instead of the functions listed below.

Name | Description | Syntax |
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BETADIST | Returns the cumulative beta probability density function. | BETADIST(x,alpha,beta,[A],[B]) |

BETAINV | Returns the inverse of the cumulative beta probability density function for a specified beta distribution. | BETAINV(probability,alpha,beta,A,B) |

BINOMDIST | Returns the individual term binomial distribution probability. | BINOMDIST(number_s,trials,probability_s,cumulative) |

CHIDIST | Returns the one-tailed probability of the chi-squared distribution. | CHIDIST(x,degrees_freedom) |

CHIINV | Returns the inverse of the right-tailed probability of the chi-squared distribution. | CHIINV(probability,degrees_freedom) |

CHITEST | Returns the test for independence as the value from the chi-squared distribution for the statistic and the appropriate degrees of freedom. | CHITEST(actual_range,expected_range) |

CONFIDENCE | Returns the confidence interval for a population mean using a normal distribution. | CONFIDENCE(alpha,standard_dev,size) |

COVAR | Returns covariance, the average of the products of deviations for each data point pair in two data sets. | COVAR(array1,array2) |

CRITBINOM | Returns the smallest value for which the cumulative binomial distribution is greater than or equal to a criterion value. | CRITBINOM(trials,probability_s,alpha) |

EXPONDIST | Returns the exponential distribution. | EXPONDIST(x,lambda,cumulative) |

FDIST | Returns the F probability distribution (degree of diversity) for two data sets. | FDIST(x,degrees_freedom1,degrees_freedom2) |

FINV | Returns the inverse of the F probability distribution. | FINV(probability,degrees_freedom1,degrees_freedom2) |

FTEST | Returns the two-tailed probability that the variances in array1 and array2 are not significantly different. | FTEST(array1,array2) |

GAMMADIST | Returns the gamma distribution. | GAMMADIST(x,alpha,beta,cumulative) |

GAMMAINV | Returns the inverse of the gamma cumulative distribution. | GAMMAINV(probability,alpha,beta) |

HYPGEOMDIST | Returns the hypergeometric distribution. | HYPGEOMDIST(sample_s,number_sample,population_s,number_pop) |

LOGINV | Returns the inverse of the lognormal cumulative distribution function. | LOGINV(probability,mean,standard_dev) |

LOGNORMDIST | Returns the cumulative lognormal distribution. | LOGNORMDIST(x,mean,standard_dev) |

MODE | Returns the most frequently occurring, or repetitive, value in an array or data range. | MODE(number1,[number2],…]) |

NEGBINOMDIST | Returns the negative binomial distribution. | NEGBINOMDIST(number_f,number_s,probability_s) |

NORMDIST | Returns the normal distribution for the specified mean and standard deviation. | NORMDIST(x,mean,standard_dev,cumulative) |

NORMINV | Returns the inverse of the normal cumulative distribution for the specified mean and standard deviation. | NORMINV(probability,mean,standard_dev) |

NORMSDIST | Returns the standard normal cumulative distribution function. | NORMSDIST(z) |

NORMSINV | Returns the inverse of the standard normal cumulative distribution. | NORMSINV(probability) |

PERCENTILE | Returns the k-th percentile of values in a range. | PERCENTILE(array,k) |

PERCENTRANK | Returns the rank of a value in a data set as a percentage of the data set. | PERCENTRANK(array,x,[significance]) |

POISSON | Returns the Poisson distribution. | POISSON(x,mean,cumulative) |

QUARTILE | Returns the quartile of a data set. | QUARTILE(array,quart) |

RANK | Returns the rank of a number in a list of numbers. | RANK(number,ref,[order]) |

STDEV | Calculates standard deviation based on a sample. | STDEV(number1,[number2],…]) |

STDEVP | Calculates standard deviation based on the entire population. | STDEVP(number1,[number2],…]) |

TINV | Returns the two-tailed inverse of the Student’s t-distribution. | TINV(probability,degrees_freedom) |

TDIST | Returns the Percentage Points (probability) for the Student t-distribution where a numeric value (x) is a calculated value of t for which the Percentage Points are to be computed. | TDIST(x,degrees_freedom,tails) |

TTEST | Returns the probability associated with a Student’s t-Test. | TTEST(array1,array2,tails,type) |

VAR | Calculates variance based on a sample. | VAR(number1,[number2],…]) |

VARP | Calculates variance based on the entire population. | VARP(number1,[number2],…]) |

WEIBULL | Returns the Weibull distribution. | WEIBULL(x,alpha,beta,cumulative) |

ZTEST | Returns the one-tailed probability-value of a z-test. | ZTEST(array,x,[sigma]) |

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