Question about Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

I want to plot a graph using X and Y coordinates but when i press 2nd graph there is no Y table unless I make a function for it.
How do I enter my own data for the Y table when there isnt one?
Is the calculator broken?

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Hello,
Sorry if you already know that, but I want to make sure we understand one another.

Say you want to graph the function Y1=2X+3.
You press [MODE] to make sure that the FUNC on 4th line is highlighted permanently. If it is you press [Y=]

On the first line where it says Y1= you enter 2*[X,T,Theta,n] +3.
The X is accessed with the key to the right of the [ALPHA] key.
As you key in your function, notice that the equal sign after Y1 is highlighted and remains so. When you finish entering the function press [ENTER] so that the cursor moves to the line Y2=. Make sure that the = sign after the Y1 in previous equation remains highlighted.

You can now draw the graph by pressing [GRAPH] or generate the table Y1=f(X) by pressing [2nd][TABLE]. Under no conditions should you enter YOUR own values. If the table does not appear there may be a problem, and you will not solve it by entering values.

Now let us try to get you calculator to work as it should.

Press [2nd][STATPLOT][4:PlotsOff] , the command PlotsOff echoes on main screen. Press [ENTER] to turn statistical plots OFF. Screen displays Done.
Press [2nd][CATALOG] [ENTER]. The list of all avilable command appears. Scroll down till you reach ClrAllLists. Move arrow to the correspondig line and press [ENTER] , command echoes on main screen as ClrAllLists. Press [ENTER] to erase all old statistical lists that may be stored in the calculator memory.

Now you are ready to graph or create the table of values. Press [2nd][Table] and the table should be displayed. All you can do with the values in the table is to look at them, examine them. You cannot modifie nor erase them.

If, for reasons of your own, you think you ought to be allowed to enter YOUR values, in the table, then this is not graphing functions. The name for that is DOING STATISTICS. And the procedure is tottaly different: You enter YOUR values in lists and use the calculator to draw the data points, and to find the best fit (the curve that models the pattern of data distribution best). When you decide which fit is the best, you can use the calculator to extract the equation for the curve and, if you want it, to draw the curve on the same graph where you raw data is represented.
Hope these clarifications helps.

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### I cannot figure out how to do a Quadreg

Your question is a very interesting one and I believe people will benefit from a complete solution to it. So I will provide a solution for a quadratic regression.
The points I will represent are those on a parabola
L1= {0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10}
L2={0,1,4,9,16,25,36,49,64,81,100}
As you can see, I am cheating (no experimental points will fit a perfect parabola) but this will have no incidence on what I am going to show you.

1. PREPARE THE GRAPH FORMAT (you will see why latter)
With the calculator turned On, press [2nd][ZOOM] to access the (FORMAT) screen. Notice that RectGC is highlighted. It means that the coordinates are rectangular. IF the POLARGC had been highlighted and you had used the TRACE function the values of the coordinates of the points being traced would be in the form (R, theta), in other words polar coordinates.

2. ENTER THE DATA

Press STAT, then under the EDIT menu press [1:Edit]

to open the list editing screen. Enter the elements of the two lists

After you enter the data in L1 and L1, Press [2nd][Y=] to open the (STAT PLOT)

3. CONFIGURE THE STAT PLOT TYPE

Initially the Plot1 may be OFF. Make sure at the beginning that all Stat Plots are OFF. If necessary press [4:PlotsOff] execute the command in Main calculator screen and press [2nd][Y=1] to get back at the stat plot screen configuration below

Press 1:Plot1 Off to open the P1 configuration
The cursor will be blinking on On. If not use cursor to highlight ON and press [ENTER]. The cursor will move to second line (TYPE), on first icon. Since you want to do a scatter PLOT that is the one to choose. Highlight it and press ENTER then move cursor with Down arrow to move to Xlist
If your data is in L1 and L2 Xlist and Ylist will be already selected. If you have entered your data in some other lists, enter the proper lists (L3,L4, etc.)

DRAWING THE SCATTER PLOT

Now you can press the [GRAPH] function key. Here is what you get

PERFORMING A REGRESSION

Because I chose it so, we will perform a quadratic regression QuadReg
To do so you press [STAT] and use right arrow to select the CALC(ulate) Menu. Type 5:QuadReg

Command echoes on Main screen as QuadReg with blinking cursor as above on the right.

If you press [ENTER] the calculator will assign L1 to X and L2 to Y by default. If that does not correspond to the problem, you had better change the names of the lists used by entering then explicitly on the command line. Just press [2nd][L1] then [2nd] [L2] to get the following screen

Pressing [ENTER] to execute the command will get you the regression equation and its coefficients but you will not be able to have it graphed on the scatter plot

The coefficient/factor of determination R2 is displayed if you ran the DiagnosticOn command from the catalog, or as in the newer version of the OS (version 2.53MP) you press [MODE], scroll down to get to the second page of options and selected Stat Diagnostics ON

Thus to be able to draw the regression curve on the scatter plot, you must save it to a function variable, Y1 for example. You do it with the following command line

After you press ENTER you obtain the equation, a,b,c, and R2. By pressing the [GRAPH] function key you get the raw data and the regression on the same screen.

As you can see both are represented

TRACING THE REGRESSION CURVE
Press Trace and see what you get

As you can see the trace defaults to the scatter plot P1, L1,L2 (see the top left). If you stay on that graph you will on ly trace the actual data points (raw data). The cursor will jump from one point to the next.
To trace the regression curve (the second curve) you must move cursor on it. To do so press the Up and Down arrows. Left and right arrows allow cursor to move along the same curve.
Pressing Down Arrow you move to the regression curve. Notice the equation on the top left corner. The cursor can be displaced anywhere (depending on the resolution of the graph.

If you want Y for a particular value of X, just enter the value of X
Enter an X value. How about 5.55555?
Type in the value and press [ENTER] et voilà.

If as I have suggested above, you copied the regression equation to Y1 variable, you can calculate Y-values for any X in the graph domain.

In Main calculator screen type the numerical value of X, say 4.777756, and store it in X-variable

4.777756 [STO>] [X,T,theta,n] [ENTER]

Press [VARS][>][Y-VARS][1:Function...][1:Y1] [ENTER]

The calculator computes the value of Y1 for the entered value of X.
You can also generate a whole table, but you will have less control over the points where Y1 will be calculated.

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### Whenever I try to enter a coordinate or I just press the graph button it goes straight to the ERR: INVALID DIM screen.

You're probably trying to graph a function that does not involve stat plot features. You can correct this by turning off the stat plot features. Press "2ND" "STAT PLOT" and then select 4:PlotsOff.

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### How do i find the line of best fit on my TI-84 plus addition?

Here is a complete solution that shows you how to find the equation for the best curve fitting, how to draw that equation on the same screen as the scatter plot and also how to do interpolation or the best fit curve. The post may seem long for an impatient reader but it leaves no stone unturned. Please DO READ it till the end.

The data points used are for a parabola (QuadReg) but you can easily adapt it

The points I will represent are those on a parabola (squares of all integer numbers from 0 to 10). Substitute your own values in L1 and L2

L1= {0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10}
L2={0,1,4,9,16,25,36,49,64,81,100}

1. PREPARE THE GRAPH FORMAT (you will see why latter)
With the calculator turned On, press [2nd][ZOOM] to access the (FORMAT) screen. Notice that RectGC is highlighted. It means that the coordinates are rectangular. IF the POLARGC had been highlighted and you had used the TRACE function the values of the coordinates of the points being traced would be in the form (R, theta), in other words polar coordinates.

2. ENTER THE DATA

Press STAT, then under the EDIT menu press [1:Edit]

to open the list editing screen. Enter the elements of the two lists

After you enter the data in L1 and L1, Press [2nd][Y=] to open the (STAT PLOT)

3. CONFIGURE THE STAT PLOT TYPE

Initially the Plot1 may be OFF. Make sure at the beginning that all Stat Plots are OFF. If necessary press [4:PlotsOff] execute the command in Main calculator screen and press [2nd][Y=1] to get back at the stat plot screen configuration below

Press 1:Plot1 Off to open the P1 configuration
The cursor will be blinking on On. If not use cursor to highlight ON and press [ENTER]. The cursor will move to second line (TYPE), on first icon. Since you want to do a scatter PLOT that is the one to choose. Highlight it and press ENTER then move cursor with Down arrow to move to Xlist
If your data is in L1 and L2 Xlist and Ylist will be already selected. If you have entered your data in some other lists, enter the proper lists (L3,L4, etc.)

DRAWING THE SCATTER PLOT

Now you can press the [GRAPH] function key. Here is what you get

PERFORMING A REGRESSION

Because I chose it so, we will perform a quadratic regression QuadReg
To do so you press [STAT] and use right arrow to select the CALC(ulate) Menu. Type 5:QuadReg

Command echoes on Main screen as QuadReg with blinking cursor as above on the right.

If you press [ENTER] the calculator will assign L1 to X and L2 to Y by default. If that does not correspond to the problem, you had better change the names of the lists used by entering then explicitly on the command line. Just press [2nd][L1] then [2nd] [L2] to get the following screen

Pressing [ENTER] to execute the command will get you the regression equation and its coefficients but you will not be able to have it graphed on the scatter plot

The coefficient/factor of determination R2 is displayed if you ran the DiagnosticOn command from the catalog, or as in the newer version of the OS (version 2.53MP) you press [MODE], scroll down to get to the second page of options and selected Stat Diagnostics ON

Thus to be able to draw the regression curve on the scatter plot, you must save it to a function variable, Y1 for example. You do it with the following command line

After you press ENTER you obtain the equation, a,b,c, and R2. By pressing the [GRAPH] function key you get the raw data and the regression on the same screen.

As you can see both are represented

TRACING THE REGRESSION CURVE
Press Trace and see what you get

As you can see the trace defaults to the scatter plot P1, L1,L2 (see the top left). If you stay on that graph you will on ly trace the actual data points (raw data). The cursor will jump from one point to the next.
To trace the regression curve (the second curve) you must move cursor on it. To do so press the Up and Down arrows. Left and right arrows allow cursor to move along the same curve.
Pressing Down Arrow you move to the regression curve. Notice the equation on the top left corner. The cursor can be displaced anywhere (depending on the resolution of the graph.

If you want Y for a particular value of X, just enter the value of X
Enter an X value. How about 5.55555?
Type in the value and press [ENTER] et voil

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Your question is a very interesting one and I believe people will benefit from a complete solution to it. So I will provide a solution but I will apply it to a quadratic regression.
The points I will represent are those on a parabola
L1= {0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10}
L2={0,1,4,9,16,25,36,49,64,81,100}
As you can see, I am cheating (no experimental points will fit a perfect parabola) but this will have no incidence on what I am going to show you.

1. PREPARE THE GRAPH FORMAT (you will see why latter)
With the calculator turned On, press [2nd][ZOOM] to access the (FORMAT) screen. Notice that RectGC is highlighted. It means that the coordinates are rectangular. IF the POLARGC had been highlighted and you had used the TRACE function the values of the coordinates of the points being traced would be in the form (R, theta), in other words polar coordinates.

2. ENTER THE DATA

Press STAT, then under the EDIT menu press [1:Edit]

to open the list editing screen. Enter the elements of the two lists

After you enter the data in L1 and L1, Press [2nd][Y=] to open the (STAT PLOT)

3. CONFIGURE THE STAT PLOT TYPE

Initially the Plot1 may be OFF. Make sure at the beginning that all Stat Plots are OFF. If necessary press [4:PlotsOff] execute the command in Main calculator screen and press [2nd][Y=1] to get back at the stat plot screen configuration below

Press 1:Plot1 Off to open the P1 configuration
The cursor will be blinking on On. If not use cursor to highlight ON and press [ENTER]. The cursor will move to second line (TYPE), on first icon. Since you want to do a scatter PLOT that is the one to choose. Highlight it and press ENTER then move cursor with Down arrow to move to XList
If your data is in L1 and L2 Xlist and Ylist will be already selected. If you have entered your data in some other lists, enter the proper lists (L3,L4, etc.)

DRAWING THE SCATTER PLOT

Now you can press the [GRAPH] function key. Here is what you get

PERFORMING A REGRESSION

Because I chose it so, we will perform a quadratic regression QuadReg
To do so you press [STAT] and use right arrow to select the CALC(ulate) Menu. Type 5:QuadReg

Command echoes on Main screen as QuadReg with blinking cursor as above on the right.

If you press [ENTER] the calculator will assign L1 to X and L2 to Y by default. If that does not correspond to the problem, you had better change the names of the lists used by entering then explicitely on the command line. Just press [2nd][L1] then [2nd] [L2] to get the following screen

Pressing [ENTER] to execute the command will get you the regression equation and its coefficients but you will not be able to have it graphed on the scatter plot

The coefficient/factor of determination R2 is displayed if you ran the DiagnosticOn command from the catalaog, or as in the newer version of the OS (version 2.53MP) you press [MODE], scroll down to get to the second page of options and selected Stat Diagnostics ON

Thus to be able to draw the regression curve on the scatter plot, you must save it to a function variable, Y1 for example. You do it with the following command line

After you press ENTER you obtain the equation, a,b,c, and R2. By pressing the [GRAPH] function key you get the raw data and the regression on the same screen.

As you can see both are represented

TRACING THE REGRESSION CURVE
Press Trace and see what you get

As you can see the trace defaults to the scatter plot P1, L1,L2 (see the top left). If you stay on that graph you will on ly trace the actual data points (raw data). The cursor will jump from one point to the next.
To trace the regression curve (the second curve) you must move cursor on it. To do so press the Up and Down arrows. Left and right arrows allow cursor to move along the same curve.
Pressing Down Arrow you move to the regression curve. Notice the equation on the top left corner. The cursor can be displaced anywhere (depending on the resolution of the graph.

If you want Y for a particular value of X, just enter the value of X
Enter an X value. How about 5.55555?
Type in the value and press [ENTER] et voilà.

If as I have suggested above, you copied the regression equation to Y1 variable, you can calculate Y-values for any X in the graph domain.

In Main calculator screen type the numerical value of X, say 4.777756, and store it in X-variable

4.777756 [STO>] [X,T,theta,n] [ENTER]

Press [VARS][>][Y-VARS][1:Function...][1:Y1] [ENTER]

The calculator computes the value of Y1 for the entered value of X.
You can also generate a whole table, but you will have less control over the points where Y1 will be calculated.

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### I made a scatter graph with a linear regression and now want to find values for points on the graph that are not my original plotted points ie if X is 50 what is Y or if Y is 5 what is X where these were...

Your question is a very interesting one and I believe people will benefit from a complete solution to it. So I will provide a solution but I will apply it to a quadratic regression.
The points I will represent are those on a parabola
L1= {0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10}
L2={0,1,4,9,16,25,36,49,64,81,100}
As you can see, I am cheating (no experimental points will fit a perfect parabola) but this will have no incidence on what I am going to show you.

1. PREPARE THE GRAPH FORMAT (you will see why latter)
With the calculator turned On, press [2nd][ZOOM] to access the (FORMAT) screen. Notice that RectGC is highlighted. It means that the coordinates are rectangular. IF the POLARGC had been highlighted and you had used the TRACE function the values of the coordinates of the points being traced would be in the form (R, theta), in other words polar coordinates.

2. ENTER THE DATA

Press STAT, then under the EDIT menu press [1:Edit]

to open the list editing screen. Enter the elements of the two lists

After you enter the data in L1 and L1, Press [2nd][Y=] to open the (STAT PLOT)

3. CONFIGURE THE STAT PLOT TYPE

Initially the Plot1 may be OFF. Make sure at the beginning that all Stat Plots are OFF. If necessary press [4:PlotsOff] execute the command in Main calculator screen and press [2nd][Y=1] to get back at the stat plot screen configuration below

Press 1:Plot1 Off to open the P1 configuration
The cursor will be blinking on On. If not use cursor to highlight ON and press [ENTER]. The cursor will move to second line (TYPE), on first icon. Since you want to do a scatter PLOT that is the one to choose. Highlight it and press ENTER then move cursor with Down arrow to move to XList
If your data is in L1 and L2 Xlist and Ylist will be already selected. If you have entered your data in some other lists, enter the proper lists (L3,L4, etc.)

DRAWING THE SCATTER PLOT

Now you can press the [GRAPH] function key. Here is what you get

PERFORMING A REGRESSION

Because I chose it so, we will perform a quadratic regression QuadReg
To do so you press [STAT] and use right arrow to select the CALC(ulate) Menu. Type 5:QuadReg

Command echoes on Main screen as QuadReg with blinking cursor as above on the right.

If you press [ENTER] the calculator will assign L1 to X and L2 to Y by default. If that does not correspond to the problem, you had better change the names of the lists used by entering then explicitely on the command line. Just press [2nd][L1] then [2nd] [L2] to get the following screen

Pressing [ENTER] to execute the command will get you the regression equation and its coefficients but you will not be able to have it graphed on the scatter plot

The coefficient/factor of determination R2 is displayed if you ran the DiagnosticOn command from the catalaog, or as in the newer version of the OS (version 2.53MP) you press [MODE], scroll down to get to the second page of options and selected Stat Diagnostics ON

Thus to be able to draw the regression curve on the scatter plot, you must save it to a function variable, Y1 for example. You do it with the following command line

After you press ENTER you obtain the equation, a,b,c, and R2. By pressing the [GRAPH] function key you get the raw data and the regression on the same screen.

As you can see both are represented

TRACING THE REGRESSION CURVE (Sorry it took so long to arrive to the point)
Press Trace and see what you get

As you can see the trace defaults to the scatter plot P1, L1,L2 (see the top left). If you stay on that graph you will on ly trace the actual data points (raw data). The cursor will jump from one point to the next.
To trace the regression curve (the second curve) you must move cursor on it. To do so press the Up and Down arrows. Left and right arrows allow cursor to move along the same curve.
Pressing Down Arrow you move to the regression curve. Notice the equation on the top left corner. The cursor can be displaced anywhere (depending on the resolution of the graph.

If you want Y for a particular value of X, just enter the value of X

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Hi,
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2. Press [ENTER] to turn Plot1 ON.
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4. Select the type of statistical plot. Use the right arrow to move highlight on one of the 6 types.
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Hope it helps.
Thank you for rating the solution.

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