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To view the graph of the χ2 distribution for your calculated values, click on the show graph button after doing the calculation.

Compute the p-value for a chi-square distribution

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(χ2 ≥ 0)
(ν an integer > 0)

The p-value is the area under the chi-square probability density function (pdf) curve to the right of the specified χ2 value. In Excel: p = CHIDIST(χ2,ν).

See Chi-square formulae for more details of the mathematics.

Compute the inverse of the p-value for a chi-square distribution

(0 < p ≤ 1)
(ν an integer > 0)

This is the value of χ2 that will give the specified p-value for the chi-square distribution. In Excel: χ2 = CHIINV(p,ν).

Table of selected percentiles

See a table of selected percentiles of the chi-square distribution computed using the Javascript calculation engine behind this page. This is the usual table we see in textbooks. You can see a comparison of our results with those given by Excel.

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Many thanks to Phil O'Sullivan, statistician extraordinaire, for his help and advice on this subject.

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This page last updated 22 May 2023.