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Calculate the sum of absolute values (L1 norm) of strided array elements using pairwise summation.
The L1 norm is defined as
npm install @stdlib/blasextbasegasumpw
var gasumpw = require( '@stdlib/blasextbasegasumpw' );
Computes the sum of absolute values (L1 norm) of strided array elements using pairwise summation.
var x = [ 1.0, 2.0, 2.0 ];
var v = gasumpw( x.length, x, 1 );
// returns 5.0
The function has the following parameters:
 N: number of indexed elements.

x: input
Array
ortyped array
. 
stride: index increment for
x
.
The N
and stride
parameters determine which elements in x
are accessed at runtime. For example, to compute the sum of absolute values of every other element in x
,
var floor = require( '@stdlib/mathbasespecialfloor' );
var x = [ 1.0, 2.0, 2.0, 7.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 2.0 ];
var N = floor( x.length / 2 );
var v = gasumpw( N, x, 2 );
// returns 9.0
Note that indexing is relative to the first index. To introduce an offset, use typed array
views.
var Float64Array = require( '@stdlib/arrayfloat64' );
var floor = require( '@stdlib/mathbasespecialfloor' );
var x0 = new Float64Array( [ 2.0, 1.0, 2.0, 2.0, 2.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 ] );
var x1 = new Float64Array( x0.buffer, x0.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT*1 ); // start at 2nd element
var N = floor( x0.length / 2 );
var v = gasumpw( N, x1, 2 );
// returns 9.0
Computes the sum of absolute values (L1 norm) of strided array elements using pairwise summation and alternative indexing semantics.
var x = [ 1.0, 2.0, 2.0 ];
var v = gasumpw.ndarray( x.length, x, 1, 0 );
// returns 5.0
The function has the following additional parameters:

offset: starting index for
x
.
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 calculate the sum of absolute values of every other value in x
starting from the second value
var floor = require( '@stdlib/mathbasespecialfloor' );
var x = [ 2.0, 1.0, 2.0, 2.0, 2.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 ];
var N = floor( x.length / 2 );
var v = gasumpw.ndarray( N, x, 2, 1 );
// returns 9.0
 If
N <= 0
, both functions return0.0
.  In general, pairwise summation is more numerically stable than ordinary recursive summation (i.e., "simple" summation), with slightly worse performance. While not the most numerically stable summation technique (e.g., compensated summation techniques such as the Kahan–BabuškaNeumaier algorithm are generally more numerically stable), pairwise summation strikes a reasonable balance between numerical stability and performance. If either numerical stability or performance is more desirable for your use case, consider alternative summation techniques.
 Depending on the environment, the typed versions (
dasumpw
,sasumpw
, etc.) are likely to be significantly more performant.
var randu = require( '@stdlib/randombaserandu' );
var round = require( '@stdlib/mathbasespecialround' );
var Float64Array = require( '@stdlib/arrayfloat64' );
var gasumpw = require( '@stdlib/blasextbasegasumpw' );
var x;
var i;
x = new Float64Array( 10 );
for ( i = 0; i < x.length; i++ ) {
x[ i ] = round( randu()*100.0 );
}
console.log( x );
var v = gasumpw( x.length, x, 1 );
console.log( v );
 Higham, Nicholas J. 1993. "The Accuracy of Floating Point Summation." SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 14 (4): 783–99. doi:10.1137/0914050.

@stdlib/blasbase/gasum
: compute the sum of absolute values (L1 norm). 
@stdlib/blasext/base/dasumpw
: calculate the sum of absolute values (L1 norm) of doubleprecision floatingpoint strided array elements using pairwise summation. 
@stdlib/blasext/base/gsumpw
: calculate the sum of strided array elements using pairwise summation. 
@stdlib/blasext/base/sasumpw
: calculate the sum of absolute values (L1 norm) of singleprecision floatingpoint strided array elements using pairwise summation.
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