How to change time intervals to time elapsed

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Rewsen Yildirim-Nevay on 2 Feb 2021
Commented: Steven Lord on 2 Feb 2021
I have time data in a column vector which was measured in intervals of time meaning I can't plot this against distance to get a velocity graph.
How do I create a new column vector with the total time elapsed up to each point? (e.g. 1,2,1,1,3 to 1,3,4,5,8)
Thanks

SHIVAM KUMAR on 2 Feb 2021
You can do this simply using a loop
a=[1 2 1 1 3]
sum=0;
result=zeros(1,length(a));
for i=1:length(a)
sum=sum+a(i);
result(i)=sum;
end
It this is fine accept the answer.
Steven Lord on 2 Feb 2021
The cumsum function also works with a duration array, if you want to make it clear that your time data does represent time.
m = minutes(randi([0 9], 1, 7)) + seconds(randi([0 59], 1, 7));
m.Format = 'mm:ss'
m = 1×7 duration array
00:28 01:32 09:51 03:38 00:03 04:53 03:17
n = cumsum(m)
n = 1×7 duration array
00:28 02:00 11:51 15:29 15:32 20:25 23:42

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