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INVALID DIM Whenever I attempt to graph an equation, regardless of its simplicity, I receive the error message "INVALID DIM". I checked the mode and the stat plot menu and nothing appears to be out of order...the graphing function just seems not to work.

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    Went through the mode settings.

  • dasskiss May 21, 2008

    im trying to use the Linreg(ax+b) thing, and then it appears a invalid dim, i have already tried the statplot of, but it won`t work for this particular problem

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    i'm trying to figure out the equation for a wave, and my teacher told me to use Sinreg on the TI - 83 plus, but when ever i try to use it, i get invalid dim. what am i doing. please keep in mind, i have not yet learnt trig, and i'm just in algebra II.

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    same problem

  • calhottie123 Sep 03, 2008

    I have a TI-83 plus and i am tryin to put equations in to my y= but it keeps sayin invalid dim. what do i do to fix it.

  • A SUET Sep 27, 2008

    yeah, same here. I just got a TI 84 plus silver. And when I try making a graph, it shows me an error called INVALID DIM

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    everytime i graph it says invalid dim

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    I try to graph a function and it just comes up invalid dim??

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    Everytime i try to graph is comes up saying error Invalid DIM

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    everytime i try to graph it comes up invalid dim

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  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    Whenever i go to graph no matter what it says Invalid DIM

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    i cant plot my graph it keep saying INVALID DIM



  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    when i type ,y function into y = and press graph i keep getting "ivalid dim" how do i fix that???

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    every time i try to graph something it doesn't work and says invalid dim. need help please

  • jennayy Apr 29, 2009

    The same thing keeps happening to me. I turned all my stat plots off, but it still shows the same error on the screen whenever I press the graphing button or y= button. Is there anything else i can do?

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    this happens when i use my calculator also.

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On a calc that's work properly, in the 'y=' screen, none of the 'Plot#' things are highlighted. try pressing 'y=', and if you have a 'Plot#" in a black box, go up to it and press enter to un-highlight it.
either it will work as soon as you press 'graph',or you have another problem

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TI-84 help and support

  • scroll all the way down to APPENDIX B
  • THIS FIXED MY PROBLEM!
trying to graph a function? ERR: INVALID DIM ?

TURN STAT PLOT OFF by [2nd] + [y=] (STAT PLOT)
[4] or scrolling to option 4:STAT PLOT OFF


after I did this the function's graph popped up!!! (if yours does not, try to graph your equation again. DID IT WORK? if not, refer to the link above, appendix B to get help!

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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Go into stat plots and turn off each stat plot individually, trying to select the 4 option will not work, turn off each one individually, worked for me.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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    WOW...quick fix that actually worked!!!! Thank you so much from an "old" mom trying to help a "young" son through Algebra II.

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Go to stat plot (2nd y=) and make sure all the plots are off. This will allow you to graph again. Hope it helps

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I thought it didnt work at first but then I pressed enter two times until it said done. It worked! Thank you.!!!

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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These suggestions got me in the ball park, but, where I failed was I had change the setting in zoom. Once I changes it back I was able to set the ymin to 0 or less. I had changed the zoom to #9zoomstat, changing it back to #6 zstandard solved my problem. Good Luck all

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Invalid dim how do i get rid of that

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

This means you have an invalid command in your "stat plot" screen, even though you want to plot a normal graph. Go to your stat plot screen, and select option 4 (PlotsOff), Press Enter, and try to plot a normal graph again.

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"Invalid Dim"

This message has several possible causes.

  • If you get this when making some kind of plot, you probably forgot that you have one of Plot1 Plot2 Plot3 turned on, and it refers to two lists that don't have the same length. The cure is to press [Y=] and turn off the unwanted plot.
  • If you're actually doing something that needs lists, such as a regression, but your lists don't have the same length, you get this message. Press [STAT] [1] and check your lists.
  • You also get this message when you give the TI-83 a list or matrix where it expected a variable or number, or vice versa. For instance, on the STAT PLOT screen, you may mean to press [2nd] [L1] but if you miss the [2nd] you actually type a Y. In the same way you might type a Z where you intend to type L2.
  • Karl Wein offers another possibility. You can create a list called L1, but that is not the same as the predefined list called L1 (note the small-capital L), and of course similarly for lists 2 through 6. If you accidentally delete a predefined list from the editor, make sure to bring it back with the SetUpEditor command.

In general, when you see this message you need to check carefully through what you've done to make sure that you used lists where you were supposed to, and nowhere else.

Posted on Jan 10, 2011

  • guest1849 Jan 10, 2011

    I had the same problem, and just make sure your (y=) "Plot 1" isn't highlighted.

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The suggested step here did not work form me. It did steer me in the right direction. I went to Stats Plot and to the first area and turned it off. Then I could graph my solution.

Posted on Mar 01, 2007

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Whenever I try to graph an equation, I get an message that says error INVALID DIM.

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Posted on Sep 07, 2008

Do what he said, if you try to graph something with points than the calc will look forthe pionts even if there are none, thats were invaid dim comes from

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You might want to check your stat plots and correct the lists used in them. The "INVALID DIM" will show up if you've configured the lists in the stat plots incorrectly. Remedying this is easy; just fix the lists used in your stat plot.
Example: If I had data in lists 1 and 2 but configured my stat plot so that it will use lists 1 and 3, I would receive this error.

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I am getting an invalid dim error on sinreg data.... I checked my plot and they are off so when I checked stat edit I noticed I had nothing on there. What exactly am I supposed to plug in there. I entered random numbers and finally got data on sinreg but the data is wrong. So I really need to understand what exactly goes on stats? my graph 7sin(pi/6(x-4))+56...


Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It works for me if you just put in a poin.. 'stat' 'edit' and put a number that isnt on the graph.. unless u want it on the graph. Hop this helped : /

Posted on Mar 03, 2010

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Do what solution 2 sais, it worked for me.

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