       Re: help for time series basic operations

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• Subject: [mg46062] Re: [mg46046] help for time series basic operations
• From: Yasvir Tesiram <tesiramy at omrf.ouhsc.edu>
• Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 02:29:31 -0500 (EST)
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```Hi,
Here is one way,

Out= {a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, a6, a7}

In:= Table[a[[i+1]]-a[[i]], {i,1,Length[a]-1, 1}]

Out= {-a1 + a2, -a2 + a3, -a3 + a4, -a4 + a5, -a5 + a6, -a6 + a7}

NB. Avoid using the underscore character on the right hand side for naming
of variables. The underscore character has special meaning in Mathematica.

Ciao

On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, paolo wrote:

> 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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