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Aggregate function. Calculates the population variance value from a set of numbers. VARIANCE has synonym VAR_POP which is equivalent. VARIANCE returns NULL if there are not matching rows.


VARIANCE ( expression )


  • expression: any expression. This may be a column name, the result of another function, or a math operation.

Return Type

A double.


memsql> select VARIANCE(table_rows) from information_schema.tables;
| VARIANCE(table_rows) |
|       2.1500    |
1 row in set (2.87 sec)