The cumSum() Command

Command Summary

Calculates cumulative sums of a list or of the columns of a matrix.

Command Syntax

cumSum(list or matrix)

Menu Location

Press:

1. 2nd [MATH] to access the math menu.
2. 3 to access the list submenu, or use arrows.
3. 7 to select cumSum(), or use arrows.

Alternatively, type cumSum( with the keyboard.

TI-89/92/+/v200

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cumSum( calculates the cumulative sums of a list, or of the columns of a matrix, and outputs them in a new list or matrix variable.

For a list, this means that the Nth element of the result is the sum of the first N elements of the list, and the N-1th element of the result is the sum of the first N-1 elements, and so on:

``````cumSum({1,3,5,7,9})
{1 4 9 16 25}```
```

For a matrix, cumSum( is applied to each column in the same way as it would be for a list (but numbers in different columns are never added):

``````cumSum([[0,1,1][0,1,3][0,1,5][0,1,7]])
[[0 1 1]
[0 2 4]
[0 3 9]
[0 4 16]]```
```

# Advanced Uses

For a matrix, if you want to sum up the rows instead of the columns, use the T (transpose) command.

``````(cumSum([[0,1,1][0,1,3][0,1,5][0,1,7]]ᵀ))ᵀ
[[0 1 2]
[0 1 4]
[0 1 6]
[0 1 8]]```
```

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