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Aug 8, 2019 11:51 AM
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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to create a column which evaluates it's previous row and adds the zscore to it and then takes the maximum between this evaluation and 0. I've tried moving the lag formula around the Cumulative Sum equation but have not had any luck. It is only taking the value of zscore regardless of the previous row. Any help on how to resolve this would be greatly appreciated!

`dt = Open("Big Class.jmp");`

dt << New Column( "zscore", Formula((:weight - Col Mean( :weight, :sex )) / Col Std Dev( :weight, :sex )));

dt << Sort( By( :sex), Order( Ascending), Replace Table );

dt << New Column( "S_Hi", Formula( If( :sex == Lag( :sex ), Max( 0, :zscore + Lag( Col Cumulative Sum( :S_Hi ) ) ), Max( 0, :zscore ) ) ) )

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I think that Jim's solution is based on your original script but I don't think you want to use a separate cumulative sum. The following script is not correct because I am still not quite sure what you want but it is simpler and perhaps closer to the real solution:

```
Names Default To Here( 1 );
dt = Open( "$SAMPLE_DATA/big class.jmp" );
dt << Sort( By( :sex ), Order( Ascending ), Replace Table );
dt << New Column( "Z Score", Formula( (:weight - Col Mean( :weight, :sex )) / Col Std Dev( :weight, :sex ) ) );
dt << New Column( "S_Hi",
Formula( If( :sex == Lag( :sex ), Max( 0, :zscore + Lag( :S_Hi ) ), Max( 0, :zscore ) ) )
);
```

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Re: Gathering the cumulative sum from evaluated column

Here is how I would approach this

```
Names Default To Here( 1 );
dt = Open( "$SAMPLE_DATA/big class.jmp" );
dt << New Column( "zscore",
Formula( (:weight - Col Mean( :weight, :sex )) / Col Std Dev( :weight, :sex ) )
);
dt << Sort( By( :sex ), Order( Ascending ), Replace Table );
dt << New Column( "S_Hi",
Formula(
If(row()==1,cum=0);
If( :sex == Lag( :sex ),
x=Max( 0, :zscore + cum ),
x=Max( 0, :zscore )
);
cum=cum+x;
x;
)
);
```

Jim

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I think that Jim's solution is based on your original script but I don't think you want to use a separate cumulative sum. The following script is not correct because I am still not quite sure what you want but it is simpler and perhaps closer to the real solution:

```
Names Default To Here( 1 );
dt = Open( "$SAMPLE_DATA/big class.jmp" );
dt << Sort( By( :sex ), Order( Ascending ), Replace Table );
dt << New Column( "Z Score", Formula( (:weight - Col Mean( :weight, :sex )) / Col Std Dev( :weight, :sex ) ) );
dt << New Column( "S_Hi",
Formula( If( :sex == Lag( :sex ), Max( 0, :zscore + Lag( :S_Hi ) ), Max( 0, :zscore ) ) )
);
```

Learn it once, use it forever!

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Re: Gathering the cumulative sum from evaluated column

Hey Mark, this worked out perfectly. Thanks for the feedback!