Let's say I have a list of arguments, of any length.

How would I add them all together?

f = Evaluate[Plus @@ Array[Slot, 3]] &
f[1, 2, 3]

This would add together 3 numbers, but how would I add together any amount of numbers?


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See SlotSequence. I would use:

f = +## &

f[1, 2, 3]

The long form:

Plus[##1] &

Other forms would be:

Total @ {##} &

Tr @ {##} &

Plus @@ {##} &

I'm not sure I'm interpreting your question correctly, but the most obvious way is just

f = Plus;
f[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

I assume that there is a deeper use case behind your question, so when you clarify what you like to achieve, maybe someone can give you better tips.


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