What is the T.INV.2T Function?
The T.INV.2T Function is categorized under Statistical functions. It will calculate the two-tailed Student’s T-Distribution. The Student’s T-Distribution is a continuous probability distribution that is frequently used for testing hypotheses on small sample data sets.
In financial analysis, T.INV.2T is often used in examining the risk-return relationship of a portfolio. The T.INV.2T function is the updated version of the TINV function.
Formula
=T.INV.2T(probability,deg_freedom)
The T.INV.2T function uses the following arguments:
- Probability (required argument) – It is the probability associated with the Student’s T Distribution. It should be between 0 and 1.
- Deg_freedom (required argument) – It is the number of degrees of freedom with which to characterize the distribution.
How to use the T.INV.2T Function in Excel?
To understand the uses of the T.INV.2T function, let’s consider a few examples:
Example 1
Suppose we are given the following data:
If we want to calculate the value of the function for a probability of 0.5, the formula to use will be:
We get the result below:
So, the T-value of the Student’s T-distribution for the data above is 0.727.
Example 2
If we wish to calculate a one-tailed t-value that will be returned by replacing probability with 2*probability. Suppose we are given the following data:
For a probability of 0.8 and a degree of freedom of 10, the two-tailed value is calculated using the formula below:
We get the result below:
The above value is a two-tailed value. The one-tailed value for the same probability and degrees of freedom can be calculated as shown below:
We get the following result:
Things to remember about the T.INV.2T Function
- #NUM! error – Occurs when:
- The given probability is less than zero or the probability is equal to zero or is greater than one.
- The given degree_freedom is less than 1.
- #VALUE! error – Occurs when one or both of the supplied arguments are non-numeric.
- If the deg_freedom argument is not an integer, it is truncated.
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Additional resources
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