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The avg() function computes the statistical average (mean) along one or more axis. If no axis is specified, then the average is computed along all three.

Arguments and Return Values

Arguments: An array of any numeric type and organization, and an axis along which to compute the average. Return Value: avg() always returns a DOUBLE array.


Syntax: avg(object = VAL [, axis = OPTION] [, both = 1] [, ignore = VAL])

'object' - may be any numeric array of any data type and format

'axis' - Option to compute average along specified axis. Options include: x, y, z, xy, xz, yz, xyz.

'both' - Option to return both the average and the standard deviation in a structure

'ignore' - Optional value to ignore in average and standard deviation calculation

If an ignore value is specified, then any element that is equal to the ignore value is not included in the computation. If all the values in the computation are equal to the ignore value, then the output is set to the ignore value.

Note: The avg function uses a one-pass accumulator that can experience round off error with lots of numbers.


 dv> a
 3x3x1 array of float, bsq format [36 bytes]
 0.296204        0.512341        0.0492002
 0.914697        0.319797        0.274103
 0.875370        0.896324        0.00839178

 dv> avg(a)

 dv> avg(a,axis=y)
 3x1x1 array of double, bsq format [24 bytes]
 0.695424        0.576154        0.110565

 dv> avg(a,axis=x)
 1x3x1 array of double, bsq format [24 bytes]

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Modified On: 12-05-2010

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