RE: help for time series basic operations

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• Subject: [mg46054] RE: [mg46046] help for time series basic operations
• From: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>
• Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 22:19:07 -0500 (EST)
• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

```Paolo,

Use RotateLeft, subtract and Drop the last item. (% is the output from the
previously evaluated statement. If you put a number of statements together
in one cell it's safe to use.)

timeseries = Table[a[i], {i, 1, 10}]

RotateLeft[timeseries]
% - timeseries
Drop[%, -1]

Or wrapping it all in one statement...

Drop[RotateLeft[timeseries] - timeseries, -1]

David Park

From: paolo [mailto:tarpanelli at libero.it]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net

I am a quantitative analyst and for the first time i am using Mathematica.
So, I
am sorry if my question seem "very easy (almost stupid)" but i need some
helps
to begin to understand Mathematica

I have a time series
a:=[a_1,a_2,a_3,a_4,...a_n]
how can i do to subtract each element for the previous one?:

b:=[a_2 - a_1, a_3 - a_2, a_4 - a_3,.....,a_n - a_n-1]

Thanks

Paolo Tarpanelli

```

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