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Re: time serie -> sum inside a loop

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  • Subject: [mg46128] Re: [mg46100] time serie -> sum inside a loop
  • From: "Sseziwa Mukasa,,(978) 536-2359" <mukasa at>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 04:02:12 -0500 (EST)
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On Feb 6, 2004, at 4:15 AM, paolo wrote:

> Given a time serie
> a:= {a[[1]],a[[2]],a[[3]],...,a[[n]]}
> how can i solve this loop with mathematica?
> -------------
> Y[[i]]:=Sum_(for k=1 to i) [a[[k]]-mu]
> -------------
> where mu is the mean of time serie a.
> thanks
> Paolo Tarpanelli

Your notation is a bit strange, there is a difference between = (Set) 
and := (SetDelayed) and its hard to tell where you wish to use = and 

Taking a guess at what you mean to do, with a little manipulation, and 
using proper Mathematica notation we can see that

Y[i_]:=(1-i/n) Sum[a[[k]],{k,i}]-i/n Sum[a[[k]],{k,i+1,n}]

presumably n is defined somewhere or you can replace it with Length[a].
You should probably define a as

a={values} not a:={values}.



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