# sum

Sum of array elements

## Syntax

## Description

`S = sum(`

returns the sum of the elements of A
along the first array dimension whose size is greater than 1.`A`

)

If

`A`

is a vector, then`sum(A)`

returns the sum of the elements.If

`A`

is a matrix, then`sum(A)`

returns a row vector containing the sum of each column.If

`A`

is a multidimensional array, then`sum(A)`

operates along the first array dimension whose size is greater than 1, treating the elements as vectors. The size of`S`

in this dimension becomes`1`

while the sizes of all other dimensions remain the same as in`A`

.If

`A`

is a table or timetable, then`sum(A)`

returns a one-row table containing the sum of each variable.*(since R2023a)*

`S = sum(___,`

returns the sum
with the specified data type, using any of the input arguments in the previous
syntaxes. `outtype`

)`outtype`

can be `"default"`

,
`"double"`

, or `"native"`

.

## Examples

## Input Arguments

## Extended Capabilities

## Version History

**Introduced before R2006a**