Question about Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

# Error invalid dim

After entering equations in Y= , hit graph, get error...

Posted by on

### kakima

• Level 3:

An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

One Above All:

The expert with highest point at the last day of the past 12 weeks.

Top Expert:

An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

Superstar:

An expert that gotÂ 20 achievements.

• Texas Instru... Master

You're 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.

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

×

my-video-file.mp4

×

## Related Questions:

### When I try to enter a simple equation and graph it, I get error 07 message instead of graph.

Error 07 Syntax
Means you made a typing error while entering the equation. Using the minus sign instead of the negation sign (change sign) (-), can produce a syntax error. Maybe you need to explicitly type the multiplication sign
y= (-) 1.5*x +3
Try entering it as 3 - 1.5*x

Jun 11, 2014 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

### So on my graphing calculator i put my equation x^3-x^2-10x-8. then i hit graph and it says err:invalid DIM.

INVALID DIM error message may occur if you are trying to graph a function that does not involve the stat plot features. The error can be corrected by turning off the stat plots. To turn the stat plots off, press 2nd then stat plot, and then select 4:PlotsOff. By the way it is easy to graphing function y=x^3-x^2-10x-8.
See captured images: full graph and detail of the left side max

As you can see this function have zero values in the points -2, -1 and 4

Mar 04, 2012 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

### When attempting to solve graphing equations GETTING graphing error says INVALID DIM

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.

If this doesn't do it, please reply to this post and give a sample equation that causes this error.

Sep 09, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

### We are trying to enter in some equations to the y= button and then we are trying to graph the equation and we are getting an error window that says invalid dim

You must disable the Statistical plots.
1. Press STAT button
2. In the menu list that displays, select the Option PlotsOff and press ENTER.
3. When the calculator answers Done, you can go to Y= editor to enter your functions or
4. press GRAPH, if functions are already defined.

Jun 05, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

### TI-83 Plus Calculator: I am trying to graph an equation and I get the "ER...

If the message appears when you try to graph functions deactivate the statistical plots. To do so:

Press [2nd][Y=] to access (STAT PLOTs)
Select [4:PlotsOff] then [ENTER]

If the message appears in another context, it sure would help knowing the context of the error.

May 07, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

### I am trying to graph an equation and the following appears when I hit graph: ERR:INVALID DIM 1:Quit Do you know how to fix this? The same error comes up when I try Y=X

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.

Feb 07, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

### Graphing Feature error message

This usually happens after the statistical graphs have been used. You should deactivate them. Press [2nd][Y=] (STAT PLOT). Select [4:PlotsOff] [ENTER]. Calculator echoes Done on main screen.

Dec 28, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

### Cannot graph invalid dim error

This error show up when you are graphing out of the plot menu. If you are not graphing data points from list menu, you need to turn the plots off. In the y= screen, you will see the words plot 1, plot 2, etc across the top of the screen. If one of the plots is highlighted (black box over the words), you need to turn it off. This can be done by arrowing up and highlighting the box and pressing enter. When you arrow back down, the plot should be off and you will be able to enter an equation in the y= lines and graph.

If you are graphing from the plot menu, this error lets you know that one of the lists you are graphing is longer than the other.

Another way to fix the problem is to reset the calculator by pressing 2nd button then plus sign then 7 then 1 then 2. This will reset the calculator however if you are graphing from lists, your data will be erased. Hope this helps.

Oct 02, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

### ERR: INVALID DIM (That's the error message I receive every time I try to graph an equation)

Hello,
[2nd][MEM][7:Reset][1:All ram][2:Reset] [ENTER]. Screen shows RAM cleared. Clear the screen and use [Y=] to enter the functions you want to graph.
Hope it helps.

Sep 27, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

### Graph feature is not working on TI-83

you have one of your stat plots on that is what is messing it up. So either turn off the stat plots. Or just reset your calculator. hit 2nd then the plus (+) key then 7 then 1 then 2. Good luck

Nov 12, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

#### Related Topics:

273 people viewed this question

Level 3 Expert

Level 3 Expert