# CHISQ.DISTDAX Function (Statistical)

Returns the chi-squared distribution. The chi-squared distribution is commonly used to study variation in the percentage of something across samples, such as the fraction of the day people spend watching television.

## Syntax

CHISQ.DIST ( <X>, <Deg_freedom>, <Cumulative> )
Parameter Attributes Description
X

The value at which you want to evaluate the distribution.

Deg_freedom

The number of degrees of freedom.

Cumulative

A logical value that determines the form of the function. If cumulative is TRUE, CHISQ.DIST returns the cumulative distribution function; if FALSE, it returns the probability density function.

## Return values

Scalar A single decimal value.

Returns the chi-squared distribution.

## Remarks

If any argument is nonnumeric, CHISQ.DIST returns the #VALUE! error value.

If x is negative, CHISQ.DIST returns the #NUM! error value.

If deg_freedom is not an integer, it is truncated.

If deg_freedom < 1 or deg_freedom > 10^10, CHISQ.DIST returns the #NUM! error value.

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## Examples

```--  Given the degrees of freedom, CHISQ.DIST returns the value
--  of the probability density function using the chi-square
--  distribution, or the cumulative distribution depending on the
--  third argument.
--
--      CHISQ.DIST ( [Value], DegFreedom, Cumulative )
--
--  The .INV functions provide the inverse calculation
--  The .RT functions return the right tail of the chi-square, they
--  do not need the Cumulative argument, which is always TRUE
--  CHISQ.DIST.RT = (1 - CHISQ.DIST)
--
--  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi-square_distribution
DEFINE
VAR Vals            = GENERATESERIES ( 0, 10, 0.28 )
VAR DegFreedom      = 5
VAR CumulativeTrue  = TRUE   -- Cumulative distribution function
VAR CumulativeFalse = FALSE  -- Probability density function
EVALUATE
Vals,
"ChiSquare Dist",            -- Probability density function
FORMAT (
CHISQ.DIST ( [Value], DegFreedom, CumulativeFalse ),
"#,0.0####"
),
"ChiSquare Dist Cumulative", -- Cumulative distribution function
FORMAT (
CHISQ.DIST ( [Value], DegFreedom, CumulativeTrue ),
"#,0.0####"
),
"ChiSquare Inv Cumulative",
CHISQ.INV (
CHISQ.DIST ( [Value], DegFreedom, CumulativeTrue ),
DegFreedom
),
"ChiSquare Dist RT",
FORMAT (
CHISQ.DIST.RT ( [Value], DegFreedom ),
"#,0.0####"
),
"ChiSquare RT Inv",
CHISQ.INV.RT (
CHISQ.DIST.RT ( [Value], DegFreedom ),
DegFreedom
)
)
```
Value ChiSquare Dist ChiSquare Dist Cumulative ChiSquare Inv Cumulative ChiSquare Dist RT ChiSquare RT Inv
0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 1.0 0.00
0.28 0.01713 0.002 0.28 0.998 0.28
0.56 0.04212 0.01024 0.56 0.98976 0.56
0.84 0.06727 0.02559 0.84 0.97441 0.84
1.12 0.09003 0.04768 1.12 0.95232 1.12
1.40 0.10939 0.07569 1.40 0.92431 1.40
1.68 0.12501 0.10859 1.68 0.89141 1.68
1.96 0.13695 0.14535 1.96 0.85465 1.96
2.24 0.14546 0.18496 2.24 0.81504 2.24
2.52 0.1509 0.22652 2.52 0.77348 2.52
2.80 0.15364 0.26921 2.80 0.73079 2.80
3.08 0.1541 0.31235 3.08 0.68765 3.08
3.36 0.15265 0.35533 3.36 0.64467 3.36
3.64 0.14963 0.39768 3.64 0.60232 3.64
3.92 0.14538 0.43901 3.92 0.56099 3.92
4.20 0.14017 0.47901 4.20 0.52099 4.20
4.48 0.13424 0.51744 4.48 0.48256 4.48
4.76 0.12781 0.55413 4.76 0.44587 4.76
5.04 0.12106 0.58898 5.04 0.41102 5.04
5.32 0.11414 0.62191 5.32 0.37809 5.32
5.60 0.10716 0.65289 5.60 0.34711 5.60
5.88 0.10024 0.68193 5.88 0.31807 5.88
6.16 0.09344 0.70904 6.16 0.29096 6.16
6.44 0.08683 0.73427 6.44 0.26573 6.44
6.72 0.08047 0.75769 6.72 0.24231 6.72
7.00 0.07437 0.77936 7.00 0.22064 7.00
7.28 0.06857 0.79936 7.28 0.20064 7.28
7.56 0.06309 0.81779 7.56 0.18221 7.56
7.84 0.05792 0.83472 7.84 0.16528 7.84
8.12 0.05307 0.85025 8.12 0.14975 8.12
8.40 0.04855 0.86447 8.40 0.13553 8.40
8.68 0.04433 0.87747 8.68 0.12253 8.68
8.96 0.04042 0.88933 8.96 0.11067 8.96
9.24 0.0368 0.90013 9.24 0.09987 9.24
9.52 0.03346 0.90996 9.52 0.09004 9.52
9.80 0.03038 0.9189 9.80 0.0811 9.80

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Last update: Sep 11, 2024     » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

Microsoft documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/chisq-dist-function-dax

# Context Transition

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# Row Context

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# Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

# Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.

# Deprecated

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# Volatile

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# Deprecated

This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.

# DirectQuery compatibility

Limitations are placed on DAX expressions allowed in measures and calculated columns.
The state below shows the DirectQuery compatibility of the DAX function.

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