# Calculations

**are math formulas that derive new data series from other series.**

*Calculations*
Immensely powerful, |

- Calculations can use other calculated series as inputs
- All interdependencies are tracked and re-evaluated as needed
- Calculations are
*stored*in your dataZoa account and*evaluated*in dataZoa's ComputeCloud - A calculation in dataZoa works just like a cell in a spreadsheet, except that the "cell" contains an entire series!

## Contents

## Creating

#### From the **dropZone**

From the dropZone, open the Gear menu, check *Pick individual series*, select your input series, then pop open *Make a ComputeCloud Formula*. See illustrations here.

#### From the **Workbench**

From the Workbench, checkbox the series you want to include, then click the **+** button in the header to pop open the formula editor. See illustrations here.

## Editing

To edit an existing calculation, use the dropZone or Workbench.

### Tab: Formula

**Inputs Section**

**Formula Section**

Use V1, V2, etc. as your formula variables: |

By their very nature, Formulas are an open-ended topic. These are excellent points of departure:

- The dataZoa
documents all of the intrinsic functions and arguments that can be used in Formulas.*ComputeCloud Reference***Download it here**. - Nothing teaches quite like examples. See some ComputeCloud Formula Examples here.

**Buttons Section**

### Tab: Options (Advanced)

These options are used to override the natural default behaviors for NA handling and the padding/trimming of series that do not start and end at the same point in time.

## Sharing

The result of a Calculation is a distinct data series, which can be shared like any other as you see fit.

## Deleting

The result of a Calculation is a distinct data series, which can be deleted like any other series, however:

If the series being deleted has any descendants, they will be invalidated.