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NAME

       Statistics::Basic::Mean - find the mean of a list

SYNOPSIS

       Invoke it this way:

           my $avg = mean(1,2,3);

       Or this way:

           my $v1  = vector(1,2,3);
           my $avg = avg($v1);

       And then either query the values or print them like so:

           print "The mean of $v1: $avg\n";
           my $mq = $avg->query;
           my $m0 = 0+$avg;

       Create a 20 point moving average like so:

           use Statistics::Basic qw(:all nofill);

           my $sth = $dbh->prepare("select col1 from data where something");
           my $len = 20;
           my $avg = mean()->set_size($len);

           $sth->execute or die $dbh->errstr;
           $sth->bind_columns( my $val ) or die $dbh->errstr;

           while( $sth->fetch ) {
               $avg->insert( $val );
               if( defined( my $m = $avg->query ) ) {
                   print "Mean: $m\n";
               }

               # This would also work:
               # print "Mean: $avg\n" if $avg->query_filled;
           }

METHODS

       new()
           The constructor takes a single array ref or a single Statistics::Basic::Vector as
           arguments.  It returns a Statistics::Basic::Mean object.

           Note: normally you'd use the mean() constructor, rather than building these by hand
           using "new()".

       _OVB::import()
           This module also inherits all the overloads and methods from
           Statistics::Basic::_OneVectorBase.

OVERLOADS

       This object is overloaded.  It tries to return an appropriate string for the calculation
       or the value of the computation in numeric context.

       In boolean context, this object is always true (even when empty).

AUTHOR

       Paul Miller "<jettero@cpan.org>"

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2009 Paul Miller -- Licensed under the LGPL

SEE ALSO

       perl(1), Statistics::Basic, Statistics::Basic::_OneVectorBase, Statistics::Basic::Vector