EXAMPLE - LIST Math Functions

This example describes how to generate random array (list) data and then to apply the following math functions to your arrays.

Source:

For this example, you can generate some randomized data using the following steps. First, you need to seed an array with a range of values using the RANGE function:

Transformation Name New formula
Parameter: Formula type Single row formula
Parameter: Formula RANGE(5, 50, 5)
Parameter: New column name 'myArray1'

Then, unpack this array, so you can add a random factor:

Transformation Name Unnest Objects into columns
Parameter: Column myArray1
Parameter: Paths to elements '[0]', '[1]', '[2]', '[3]', '[4]', '[5]', '[6]', '[7]', '[8]', '[9]'
Parameter: Remove elements from original true
Parameter: Include original column name true

Add the randomizing factor. Here, you are adding randomization around individual values: x-1 < x < x+4.

Transformation Name Edit column with formula
Parameter: Columns myArray1_0~myArray1_8
Parameter: Formula IF(RAND() > 0.5, $col + (5 * RAND()), $col - RAND())

To make the numbers easier to manipulate, you can round them to two decimal places:

Transformation Name Edit column with formula
Parameter: Columns myArray1_0~myArray1_8
Parameter: Formula ROUND($col, 2)

Renest these columns into an array:

Transformation Name Nest columns into Objects
Parameter: Columns myArray1_0, myArray1_1, myArray1_2, myArray1_3, myArray1_4, myArray1_5, myArray1_6, myArray1_7, myArray1_8
Parameter: Nest columns to Array
Parameter: New column name 'myArray2'

Delete the unused columns:

Transformation Name Delete columns
Parameter: Columns myArray1_0~myArray1_8,myArray1
Parameter: Action Delete selected columns

Your data should look similar to the following:

myArray2
["8.29","9.63","14.63","19.63","24.63","29.63","34.63","39.63","44.63"]
["8.32","14.01","19.01","24.01","29.01","34.01","39.01","44.01","49.01"]
["4.55","9.58","14.58","19.58","24.58","29.58","34.58","39.58","44.58"]
["9.22","14.84","19.84","24.84","29.84","34.84","39.84","44.84","49.84"]
["8.75","13.36","18.36","23.36","28.36","33.36","38.36","43.36","48.36"]
["8.47","14.76","19.76","24.76","29.76","34.76","39.76","44.76","49.76"]
["4.93","9.99","14.99","19.99","24.99","29.99","34.99","39.99","44.99"]
["4.65","14.98","19.98","24.98","29.98","34.98","39.98","44.98","49.98"]
["7.80","14.62","19.62","24.62","29.62","34.62","39.62","44.62","49.62"]
["9.32","9.96","14.96","19.96","24.96","29.96","34.96","39.96","44.96"]

Transformation:

These steps demonstrate the individual math functions that you can apply to your list data without unnesting it:

NOTE: The NUMFORMAT function has been wrapped around each list function to account for any floating-point errors or additional digits in the results.

Sum of all values in the array (list):

Transformation Name New formula
Parameter: Formula type Single row formula
Parameter: Formula NUMFORMAT(LISTSUM(myArray2), '#.##')
Parameter: New column name 'arraySum'

Minimum of all values in the array (list):

Transformation Name New formula
Parameter: Formula type Single row formula
Parameter: Formula NUMFORMAT(LISTMIN(myArray2), '#.##')
Parameter: New column name 'arrayMin'

Maximum of all values in the array (list):

Transformation Name New formula
Parameter: Formula type Single row formula
Parameter: Formula NUMFORMAT(LISTMAX(myArray2), '#.##')
Parameter: New column name 'arrayMax'

Average of all values in the array (list):

Transformation Name New formula
Parameter: Formula type Single row formula
Parameter: Formula NUMFORMAT(LISTAVERAGE(myArray2), '#.##')
Parameter: New column name 'arrayAvg'

Variance of all values in the array (list):

Transformation Name New formula
Parameter: Formula type Single row formula
Parameter: Formula NUMFORMAT(LISTVAR(myArray2), '#.##')
Parameter: New column name 'arrayVar'

Standard deviation of all values in the array (list):

Transformation Name New formula
Parameter: Formula type Single row formula
Parameter: Formula NUMFORMAT(LISTSTDEV(myArray2), '#.##')
Parameter: New column name 'arrayStDv'

Mode (most common value) of all values in the array (list):

Transformation Name New formula
Parameter: Formula type Single row formula
Parameter: Formula NUMFORMAT(LISTMODE(myArray2), '#.##')
Parameter: New column name 'arrayMode'

Results:

Results for the first four math functions:

myArray2arrayAvgarrayMaxarrayMinarraySum
["8.29","9.63","14.63","19.63","24.63","29.63","34.63","39.63","44.63"]25.0444.638.29225.33
["8.32","14.01","19.01","24.01","29.01","34.01","39.01","44.01","49.01"]28.9349.018.32260.4
["4.55","9.58","14.58","19.58","24.58","29.58","34.58","39.58","44.58"]24.5844.584.55221.19
["9.22","14.84","19.84","24.84","29.84","34.84","39.84","44.84","49.84"]29.7749.849.22267.94
["8.75","13.36","18.36","23.36","28.36","33.36","38.36","43.36","48.36"]28.448.368.75255.63
["8.47","14.76","19.76","24.76","29.76","34.76","39.76","44.76","49.76"]29.6249.768.47266.55
["4.93","9.99","14.99","19.99","24.99","29.99","34.99","39.99","44.99"]24.9844.994.93224.85
["4.65","14.98","19.98","24.98","29.98","34.98","39.98","44.98","49.98"]29.3949.984.65264.49
["7.80","14.62","19.62","24.62","29.62","34.62","39.62","44.62","49.62"]29.4249.627.8264.76
["9.32","9.96","14.96","19.96","24.96","29.96","34.96","39.96","44.96"]25.4444.969.32229

Results for the statistical functions:

myArray2 arrayModearrayStDvarrayVar
["8.29","9.63","14.63","19.63","24.63","29.63","34.63","39.63","44.63"] 12.32151.72
["8.32","14.01","19.01","24.01","29.01","34.01","39.01","44.01","49.01"] 13.03169.78
["4.55","9.58","14.58","19.58","24.58","29.58","34.58","39.58","44.58"] 12.92166.8
["9.22","14.84","19.84","24.84","29.84","34.84","39.84","44.84","49.84"] 13.02169.46
["8.75","13.36","18.36","23.36","28.36","33.36","38.36","43.36","48.36"] 12.84164.95
["8.47","14.76","19.76","24.76","29.76","34.76","39.76","44.76","49.76"] 13.14172.56
["4.93","9.99","14.99","19.99","24.99","29.99","34.99","39.99","44.99"] 12.92166.93
["4.65","14.98","19.98","24.98","29.98","34.98","39.98","44.98","49.98"] 13.9193.16
["7.80","14.62","19.62","24.62","29.62","34.62","39.62","44.62","49.62"] 13.23175.08
["9.32","9.96","14.96","19.96","24.96","29.96","34.96","39.96","44.96"] 12.21149.17

Since all values are unique within an individual array, there is no most common value in any of them, which yields empty values for the arrayMode column.