Statistics with the TI-89
The TI-89 Manual, besides coming with your calculator, can be downloaded or read in a browser in
Adobe Acrobat Reader form from
Using Graphlink to Transfer Variables, Files, and Flash Applications
You can link two TI-89's to transfer variables, files, and flash applications. To do this, you connect the
calculators by the linking cable that comes with each calculator.
Make sure that it is inserted securely in
How to do this is found in Chapter 22 of the Manual.
You can also purchase a
graphlink cable and software that allows transfer of data from the calculator to and from a computer and
If you have the receiving calculator, hit
receive files, folders and/or flash applications and
[F3](Link) >5:Receive Product SW
to receive operating system updates, which may be necessary to get new flash applications.
WAITING TO RECEIVE
indicators on the status line.
This means the calculator is
ready to receive a transmission.
To cancel this receive mode or to stop any transmission from either the
receiving or sending unit, press
in the error window that opens.
begins, messages requiring response may be received on the screen.
If these are not self-explanatory,
refer to the Manual.
To transmit files to another calculator, hit
You then select (and/or
deselect) the variables or folders to send using the
To transmit Flash Applications, first hit
Once the items to transmit have been chosen and the receiving
calculator is in receiving mode, hit
[F3](Link) >1:Send to TI-89/92 Plus
To transmit an updated operating system to the other calculator, hit
Installing the Inferential Statistics and Distribution Features
In all that follows, except possibly for random numbers, use the Stats/List Editor Flash Application.
You will need to acquire this either from the internet using graphlink or from another TI-89 that has it
using the linking method described above.
A manual for the Stats/List Editor is on my web site and is
To use the Stats/List Editor application, hit
then navigate to the Stats/List Editor
using the direction arrows and hit
In the folder selection window that opens, unless you wish to
create a new folder for your Statistics Applications, just hit
To switch back and forth between
the Stats/List Editor application and the home page, just hit
Of course, pressing
returns you to the home page at any time.
Working with Lists
Editing lists with the TI-89
When opening the Stats/List Editor, there are six lists that are usually
opened by default, named
. Lists are saved to list variables.
Any legal variable name