# How to Use T.DIST function in Google Sheets in 2020?

T.DIST functionThe T.DIST function returns the right tailed Student distribution for a value x. Along with T.DIST.2T, this function replaces TDIST and is equivalent to calling TDIST with the tails argument set to 1.

Parts of a T.DIST function

T.DIST(x, degrees_freedom, cumulative)

Part
Description

x
Required. The x value to evaluate the distribution at.

degrees_freedom
Required. The degrees of freedom.

cumulative
Required. True/false value field. If true, returns the cumulative probability for x. If false, returns the probability density function for x.

Sample formulas

Example 1: A1 has T.DIST(1.96, 60, false)
Example 2: A1 has T.DIST(-1.98, 2, false)
Example 3: A1 has T.DIST(1.96, 60, true)
Example 4: A1 has T.DIST(-1.98, 2, true)

Notes

If deg_freedom is less than 1, returns as #NUM error.

Examples

Result for A1=T.DIST(1.96, 60, false)

A
B

1
0.059847906211419

2

Result for A1=T.DIST(-1.98, 2, false)

A
B

1
0.06941821226899947

2

Result for A1=T.DIST(1.96, 60, true)

A
B

1
0.972677535131736

2

Result for A1=T.DIST(-1.98, 2, true)

A
B

1
0.09312625192178947

2

Related functions

TDIST: Calculates the probability for Student’s t-distribution with a given input (x).
T.DIST.2T: The T.DIST.2T function returns the two tailed Student distribution for a value x.
T.DIST.RT: Returns the right tailed Student distribution for a value x.