Create User-Named Data Lists on the TI-83 Plus - dummies

Create User-Named Data Lists on the TI-83 Plus

By C. C. Edwards

You can use the TI-83 Plus graphing calculator to create user-named data lists. To name a data list in the Stat List editor, follow these steps:

  1. If necessary, press [STAT][1] to enter the Stat List editor.

  2. Use the


    keys to place the cursor on the column heading where you want your user-named list to appear.

    Your user-named list is created in a new column that appears to the left of the column highlighted by the cursor.

  3. Press [2nd][DEL] to insert the new column.

  4. Enter the name of your data list and press [ENTER].

    The name you give your data list can consist of one to five characters that must be letters, numbers, or the Greek letter


    The first character in the name must be a letter or


    The A after Name = indicates that the calculator is in Alpha mode. In this mode, when you press a key you enter the green letter above the key. To enter a number, exit the mode by pressing [ALPHA] again and then enter the number. To enter a letter after entering a number, you must press [ALPHA] to put the calculator back in Alpha mode.

    Press [ENTER] when you’re finished entering the name.


If the name you give your data list is the name of a data list stored in memory, then after entering that name and pressing [ENTER], the data in the list stored in memory will be automatically entered in the Stat List editor.

After you have named your data list, you can press


and start entering your data. Or, if appropriate, you can use a formula to generate the data. And if the data you want to put in the newly named list is in another column of the Stat List editor — or in a list stored in memory under another name — you can paste that data into your newly named list.