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incrhmean

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Compute a harmonic mean incrementally.

The harmonic mean of positive real numbers x_0, x_1, ..., x_{n-1} is defined as

Equation for the harmonic mean.

Installation

npm install @stdlib/stats-incr-hmean

Usage

var incrhmean = require( '@stdlib/stats-incr-hmean' );

incrhmean()

Returns an accumulator function which incrementally computes a harmonic mean.

var accumulator = incrhmean();

accumulator( [x] )

If provided an input value x, the accumulator function returns an updated harmonic mean. If not provided an input value x, the accumulator function returns the current harmonic mean.

var accumulator = incrhmean();

var v = accumulator( 2.0 );
// returns 2.0

v = accumulator( 1.0 );
// returns ~1.33

v = accumulator( 3.0 );
// returns ~1.64

v = accumulator();
// returns ~1.64

Notes

  • Input values are not type checked. If provided NaN or a value which, when used in computations, results in NaN, the accumulated value is NaN for all future invocations. If non-numeric inputs are possible, you are advised to type check and handle accordingly before passing the value to the accumulator function.

Examples

var randu = require( '@stdlib/random-base-randu' );
var incrhmean = require( '@stdlib/stats-incr-hmean' );

var accumulator;
var v;
var i;

// Initialize an accumulator:
accumulator = incrhmean();

// For each simulated datum, update the harmonic mean...
for ( i = 0; i < 100; i++ ) {
    v = randu() * 100.0;
    accumulator( v );
}
console.log( accumulator() );

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