Analyze One-Variable Statistical Data on the TI-83 Plus

By C. C. Edwards

The TI-83 Plus graphing calculator can perform one- and two-variable statistical data analysis. For one-variable data analysis, the statistical data variable is denoted by x.

To analyze one-variable data, follow these steps:

  1. Store your data in the calculator.

    Your data does not have to appear in the Stat List editor to analyze it, but it does have to be in the memory of the calculator.

  2. Press


    to select the 1-Var Stats command from the Stat Calculate menu.

  3. Enter the name of your data list (Xlist).

    If your data is stored in one of the default lists L1 through L6, press [2nd], key in the number of the list, and then press [ENTER]. For example, press [2nd][1] if your data is stored in L1.

    If your data is stored in a user-named list, first press


    to insert the letter L and then enter the name of the list. Inserting the letter L tells the calculator that what follows this letter is a data list. To enter the name of the list, use the [ALPHA] key to insert letters.

  4. If necessary, enter the name of the frequency list.

    If the frequency of your data is 1, you can skip this step and go to the next step. If, however, you stored the frequency in another data list, press [,] and then enter the name of that frequency list (just as you entered the Xlist in Step 3).

  5. Press [ENTER] to view the analysis of your data.

    Use the


    keys to view the other values that don’t appear on the screen.