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Re: Help please: Summing a list

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  • Subject: [mg13513] Re: Help please: Summing a list
  • From: Hans Staugaard <hans.staugaard_NO_SPAM_ at>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 04:33:27 -0400
  • Organization: Get2Net Internet Kunde
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robpetersonSPAMME at skrev:
> I make a list of numbers, eg:
> P=Table[6,{x,0,110}]; (I have a more interesting list to use later if I
> get this working)
> Now I want to make another list PP in which each entry PP[[i]] is the
> sum of P's first i entries.  I try
> PP[[i]]:=Sum[P[[n]],{n,0,i}];
> At the definition, I get the following error: Part::"pspec":
>     "Part specification \!\(n\) is neither an integer nor a list of
> integers."
> I don't know how to make n an integer.  In the definition of Sum[], it
> seems n is an integer unless you add a forth parameter "di" in the
> specification list such as
> Sum[f, {i, imin, imax, di}]
> Can anyone help me to generate this second list?
> Thanks, Rob

I hope this can help you





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