21. F (Noncentral) Distribution

  1. Catherine Forbes1,
  2. Merran Evans1,
  3. Nicholas Hastings2 and
  4. Brian Peacock3

Published Online: 16 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470627242.ch21

Statistical Distributions, Fourth Edition

Statistical Distributions, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Forbes, C., Evans, M., Hastings, N. and Peacock, B. (2010) F (Noncentral) Distribution, in Statistical Distributions, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470627242.ch21

Author Information

  1. 1

    Monash University, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Albany Interactive, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Brian Peacock Ergonomics, SIM University, Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 29 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470390634

Online ISBN: 9780470627242



  • F (noncentral) distribution;
  • noncentrality parameter;
  • probability density function;
  • variate


This chapter illustrates the probability density function of the F: 4, 40, δ variate for selected values of the noncentrality parameter δ. It shows the relationship between probability density and Quantile. The chapter presents variate relationships for F (noncentral) distribution.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

control variate; noncentral chi-squared distribution; noncentrality parameter; probability density function