About stdlib...
We believe in a future in which the web is a preferred environment for numerical computation. To help realize this future, we've built stdlib. stdlib is a standard library, with an emphasis on numerical and scientific computation, written in JavaScript (and C) for execution in browsers and in Node.js.
The library is fully decomposable, being architected in such a way that you can swap out and mix and match APIs and functionality to cater to your exact preferences and use cases.
When you use stdlib, you can be absolutely certain that you are using the most thorough, rigorous, wellwritten, studied, documented, tested, measured, and highquality code out there.
To join us in bringing numerical computing to the web, get started by checking us out on GitHub, and please consider financially supporting stdlib. We greatly appreciate your continued support!
Compute the sum of absolute values (L1 norm).
The L1 norm is defined as
npm install @stdlib/blasbasegasum
var gasum = require( '@stdlib/blasbasegasum' );
Computes the sum of absolute values.
var x = [ 2.0, 1.0, 3.0, 5.0, 4.0, 0.0, 1.0, 3.0 ];
var sum = gasum( x.length, x, 1 );
// returns 19.0
The function has the following parameters:
 N: number of indexed elements.

x: input
Array
ortyped array
.  stride: index increment.
The N
and stride
parameters determine which elements in x
are used to compute the sum. For example, to sum every other value,
var x = [ 2.0, 1.0, 3.0, 5.0, 4.0, 0.0, 1.0, 3.0 ];
var sum = gasum( 4, x, 2 );
// returns 10.0
Note that indexing is relative to the first index. To introduce an offset, use typed array
views.
var Float64Array = require( '@stdlib/arrayfloat64' );
// Initial array...
var x0 = new Float64Array( [ 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 ] );
// Create an offset view...
var x1 = new Float64Array( x0.buffer, x0.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT*1 ); // start at 2nd element
// Sum every other value...
var sum = gasum( 3, x1, 2 );
// returns 12.0
If either N
or stride
is less than or equal to 0
, the function returns 0
.
Computes the sum of absolute values using alternative indexing semantics.
var x = [ 2.0, 1.0, 3.0, 5.0, 4.0, 0.0, 1.0, 3.0 ];
var sum = gasum.ndarray( x.length, x, 1, 0 );
// returns 19.0
The function has the following additional parameters:
 offset: starting index.
While typed array
views mandate a view offset based on the underlying buffer, the offset
parameter supports indexing semantics based on a starting index. For example, to sum the last three elements,
var Float64Array = require( '@stdlib/arrayfloat64' );
var x = new Float64Array( [ 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 ] );
var sum = gasum.ndarray( 3, x, 1, x.length3 );
// returns 15.0
// Using a negative stride to sum from the last element:
sum = gasum.ndarray( 3, x, 1, x.length1 );
// returns 15.0
 If
N <= 0
, both functions return0
. 
gasum()
corresponds to the BLAS level 1 functiondasum
with the exception that this implementation works with any array type, not just Float64Arrays. Depending on the environment, the typed versions (dasum
,sasum
, etc.) are likely to be significantly more performant.
var discreteUniform = require( '@stdlib/randomarraydiscreteuniform' );
var gasum = require( '@stdlib/blasbasegasum' );
var opts = {
'dtype': 'generic'
};
var x = discreteUniform( 10, 100, 100, opts );
console.log( x );
var y = gasum( x.length, x, 1 );
console.log( y );

@stdlib/blasbase/dasum
: compute the sum of absolute values (L1 norm). 
@stdlib/blasbase/sasum
: compute the sum of absolute values (L1 norm).
This package is part of stdlib, a standard library for JavaScript and Node.js, with an emphasis on numerical and scientific computing. The library provides a collection of robust, high performance libraries for mathematics, statistics, streams, utilities, and more.
For more information on the project, filing bug reports and feature requests, and guidance on how to develop stdlib, see the main project repository.
See LICENSE.
Copyright © 20162024. The Stdlib Authors.