Altair® Panopticon

# AbsSum

The absolute of the sum of the selection.

This method returns the absolute value of the sum of each item in a set of numbers.

Sample 1:

Given a list of arbitrary numbers:

 Arbitrary 3 2 1 0 -1 -2 -3 0 0 0

List of positive and negative numbers

## Computing for the Sum

1. Compute the sum of the values.

 Arbitrary 0

Sum of all values

1. Compute the absolute of zero, which equals zero.

Sample 2:

Assuming that the same list of numbers has multiple groupings or breakdowns as shown below.

 Grouping Arbitrary 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 2 -1 2 -2 2 -3 3 0 3 0 3 0

List of values with groupings

## Computing for the Sum Based on the Grouping

1. Compute the sum of the numbers based on the grouping.

 Grouping Arbitrary 1 6 2 -6 3 0

List of absolute values with groupings

Computation details:

Group 1: 3 + 2 + 1 + 0 = 6

Group 2: 1 + 2 + 3 = 6

Group 3: 0 + 0 + 0 = 0

1. Compute the absolute value of the summed up numbers above.

 Grouping Arbitrary 1 6 2 6 3 0

Final result

Sample 3:

Given the following sample fields:

 Number Arbitrary Negative Values Positive Values One Binary Currency Decimal 1 3 -1 1 1 0 \$1.00 1.01 2 2 -2 2 1 \$10.00 2.02 3 3 -3 3 0 \$100.00 3.03 4 0 -4 4 1 \$1,000.00 4.04 5 -1 -5 5 0 \$10,000.00 5.05 6 -2 -6 6 1 -\$1.00 6.06 7 -3 -7 7 0 -\$10.00 7.07 8 0 -8 8 -\$100.00 8.08 9 0 -9 9 -\$1,000.00 9.09 10 0 -10 0 \$0.00 0.00

Sample fields

AbsSum results:

 Number Arbitrary Negative Values Positive Values One Binary Currency Decimal 55 0 55 45 1 3 10,000.00 45.45

Results per field