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This function calculates the cumulative beta distribution function.

Syntax

BETA.DIST(x,alpha,beta,cumulative,lower,upper)

Arguments

This function has these arguments:

 Argument Description x Value at which to evaluate the function, between the values of lower and upper alpha Alpha parameter of the distribution beta Beta parameter of the distribution cumulative A logical value that determines the function form. The function returns the cumulative distribution function if this argument is true. It returns the probability density function, if the argument is false lower [Optional] Lower bound of the interval for x; 0 if omitted upper [Optional] Upper bound of the interval for x; 1 if omitted

Remarks

If you omit values for upper and lower, the calculation uses the standard cumulative beta distribution, so that lower is zero and upper is one.

Data Types

Accepts numeric data for all arguments except cumulative. Accepts TRUE or FALSE for cumulative. Returns numeric data.

Examples

BETA.DIST(A1,A3,B4,TRUE,1,3)

BETA.DIST(2,8,10,TRUE,1,3) gives the result 0.6854705810546875