I have a set of data that is just a "random" (generated by me, not by computer) sequence of length 2000 of 1's and (-1)'s. I used it to plot a 1-D random walk where +1 is step up, (-1) is step down, so my graph looked like this:
I was asked to break the sequence in half and plot the first half against the second to create a 2-D random walk graph. This was easy enough, I just did it in excel.
But I was then asked to turn the graph 45 degrees CCW so it looks like it's laid over a grid. So i guess if the first point is (1,1) it would go to (0,1), if it's (-1,1) it would go to (-1,0) and so on. I'm not sure how to do that. Please let me know if you know of a way to do it in Excel or Mathematica.