@var |

Population Variance (no d.f. adjustment).

Population (non-d.f. adjusted) Pearson product moment variance.

Syntax: @var(x, [s])

x: series, vector, matrix

s: (optional) sample string or object when x is a series

Return: number

The population variance is calculated as

where is the mean of .

For series calculations, EViews will use the current or specified workfile sample.

Examples

If x = @rnd, then

= @var(x)

will return a value close to 1/12 in large samples.

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