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Old 06-08-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
Adwat
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Absolute value of a column in Libreoffice calc


Hi,
I'm using Libreoffice calc. Can someone help me with calculating the absolute value of an entire column. Is there a command for that. I don't really want to do it for each element as the # of elements are huge.
Thanks!
 
Old 06-09-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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It's fairly simple to do. Assume a column of 100 elements. In cell A101, use the Sum() function to sum the first 100 elements. In cell A102, use the formula =ABS(A101) to return the absolute value of the sum in cell A101.
 
Old 06-09-2012, 04:00 PM   #3
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Hi,
Thanks for your reply.
However I do not want the absolute value of the sum of the elements of a column.
I want the absolute value of each and every element of the column. And paste it into the adjacent column.

Thanks!

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Adwait

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It's fairly simple to do. Assume a column of 100 elements. In cell A101, use the Sum() function to sum the first 100 elements. In cell A102, use the formula =ABS(A101) to return the absolute value of the sum in cell A101.
 
Old 06-09-2012, 04:13 PM   #4
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Assume the 100 elements I mentioned are in column A. Then, in column B, proceed as follows:
In B1, add the formula =ABS(A1)
In B2, add the formula =ABS(A2)
In B3, add the formula =ABS(A3)

Then select the three cells B1:B3

Grab the bottom right corner and drag it to the bottom of the column at B100. The formulas should progress in numerical order to =ABS(A100).

I know it isn't what you want, but it's all I know.

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