Save and Recall Data Lists on the TI-83 Plus - dummies

Save and Recall Data Lists on the TI-83 Plus

By C. C. Edwards

Saving your data lists on the TI-83 Plus graphing calculator is the first step in the direction of calling them up again when you want to use or change them. The following list shows you how to do so:

  • Saving data lists:

    After you enter data into the Stat List editor, that data is automatically stored in the memory of the calculator under the list name that appears as the column heading for that list. You don’t have to take any further steps to ensure that the calculator saves your data.

    However, if you clear the contents of a data list, the calculator retains the name of the data list in memory but deletes the contents of that list.

    If you’ve entered your data in one of the default lists L1 through L6 and would like to save it as a named list, first create a user-named data list; you should get a result that resembles the first picture. Then press [ENTER][2nd] and press the number key for your data list. Finally, press [ENTER] to insert the data in the default data list into the newly named data list.


  • Recalling data lists:

    You can use the SetUpEditor command to set up the Stat List editor with the data lists you specify. To do this press [STAT][5] to invoke the SetUpEditor command. Enter the names of the data lists, separated by commas. Then press [ENTER][STAT][1] to see the data lists.

    If you’re already in the Stat List editor, you can recall a saved data list by creating a data list that has the same name as the saved data list.


You can save a data list on your PC and then recall it at a later date.