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## @stdlib/stats-incr-mpcorrdist 0.0.6 • Public • Published

# incrmpcorrdist

Compute a moving sample Pearson product-moment correlation distance incrementally.

The sample Pearson product-moment correlation distance is defined as

where `r` is the sample Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient, `cov(x,y)` is the sample covariance, and `σ` corresponds to the sample standard deviation. As `r` resides on the interval `[-1,1]`, `d` resides on the interval `[0,2]`.

## Installation

`npm install @stdlib/stats-incr-mpcorrdist`

## Usage

`var incrmpcorrdist = require( '@stdlib/stats-incr-mpcorrdist' );`

#### incrmpcorrdist( window[, mx, my] )

Returns an accumulator `function` which incrementally computes a moving sample Pearson product-moment correlation distance. The `window` parameter defines the number of values over which to compute the moving sample Pearson product-moment correlation distance.

`var accumulator = incrmpcorrdist( 3 );`

If means are already known, provide `mx` and `my` arguments.

`var accumulator = incrmpcorrdist( 3, 5.0, -3.14 );`

#### accumulator( [x, y] )

If provided input values `x` and `y`, the accumulator function returns an updated sample Pearson product-moment correlation distance. If not provided input values `x` and `y`, the accumulator function returns the current sample Pearson product-moment correlation distance.

```var accumulator = incrmpcorrdist( 3 );

var r = accumulator();
// returns null

// Fill the window...
r = accumulator( 2.0, 1.0 ); // [(2.0, 1.0)]
// returns 1.0

r = accumulator( -5.0, 3.14 ); // [(2.0, 1.0), (-5.0, 3.14)]
// returns ~2.0

r = accumulator( 3.0, -1.0 ); // [(2.0, 1.0), (-5.0, 3.14), (3.0, -1.0)]
// returns ~1.925

// Window begins sliding...
r = accumulator( 5.0, -9.5 ); // [(-5.0, 3.14), (3.0, -1.0), (5.0, -9.5)]
// returns ~1.863

r = accumulator( -5.0, 1.5 ); // [(3.0, -1.0), (5.0, -9.5), (-5.0, 1.5)]
// returns ~1.803

r = accumulator();
// returns ~1.803```

## 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 at least `W-1` 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.
• As `W` (x,y) pairs are needed to fill the window buffer, the first `W-1` returned values are calculated from smaller sample sizes. Until the window is full, each returned value is calculated from all provided values.
• Due to limitations inherent in representing numeric values using floating-point format (i.e., the inability to represent numeric values with infinite precision), the sample correlation distance between perfectly correlated random variables may not be `0` or `2`. In fact, the sample correlation distance is not guaranteed to be strictly on the interval `[0,2]`. Any computed distance should, however, be within floating-point roundoff error.

## Examples

```var randu = require( '@stdlib/random-base-randu' );
var incrmpcorrdist = require( '@stdlib/stats-incr-mpcorrdist' );

var accumulator;
var x;
var y;
var i;

// Initialize an accumulator:
accumulator = incrmpcorrdist( 5 );

// For each simulated datum, update the moving sample correlation distance...
for ( i = 0; i < 100; i++ ) {
x = randu() * 100.0;
y = randu() * 100.0;
accumulator( x, y );
}
console.log( accumulator() );```

## Notice

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.

#### Community ### Install

`npm i @stdlib/stats-incr-mpcorrdist`

### Repository

github.com/stdlib-js/stats-incr-mpcorrdist

stdlib.io

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