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Comments on Ask MetaFilter post How do I sum all the combinations of a potential set of numbers?Sat, 09 May 2009 09:33:29 -0800Sat, 09 May 2009 09:33:29 -0800en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss60Question: How do I sum all the combinations of a potential set of numbers?
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I have a group of numbers (4,5,10,53,1.5) and I want to display a graph showing the distribution of outcomes if I pick an arbitrary percent out of the the group and sum them. This has to be incredibly simple, what is the name for what I am trying to do? Or how can I do this in Excel? <br /><br /> I think in mathematica you would <a href="http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/Subsets.html">total a subset</a> which would just spit out a list, I didn't know if there was a way to do this in Excel and put in a nice chart showing like "this uses 10% of the numbers, this uses 100%" etc.post:ask.metafilter.com,2009:site.121665Sat, 09 May 2009 08:59:37 -0800geoff.subsettotalsumresolvedBy: geoff.
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Oh it is a binomial distribution, duh.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2009:site.121665-1740011Sat, 09 May 2009 09:33:29 -0800geoff.By: geoff.
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I think the only way you can do it is writing it in VB, I just did it in Mathematica manually, total subset() from my link works fine, I can take these values and plot them on a graph in Excel.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2009:site.121665-1740197Sat, 09 May 2009 12:41:04 -0800geoff.By: hAndrew
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Would you just produce the chart in Mathematica?comment:ask.metafilter.com,2009:site.121665-1740562Sat, 09 May 2009 21:06:32 -0800hAndrewBy: geoff.
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Yeah, but the response needs to be in the original Excel document, so I thought I should stay in the native Excel look and feel.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2009:site.121665-1740571Sat, 09 May 2009 21:28:59 -0800geoff.