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NAME


    Statistics::Basic A collection of very basic statistics formulae for vectors.


SYNOPSIS


    # for use with one vector:

    Statistics::Basic::Mean;

    Statistics::Basic::Median;

    Statistics::Basic::Mode;

    Statistics::Basic::Variance;

    Statistics::Basic::StdDev;

    # for use with two vectors:

    Statistics::Basic::CoVariance;

    Statistics::Basic::Correlation;


EXAMPLES


    my $mean = Statistics::Basic::Mean->new($array_ref)->query;

    print "$mean\n";  # hooray

    # That works, but I needed to calculate a LOT of means for a lot of

    # arrays of the same size.  Furthermore, I needed them to operate FIFO

    # style.  So, they do:

    my $mo = new Statistics::Basic::Mean([1..3]);

    print $mo->query, "\n"; # the avearge of 1, 2, 3 is 2

          $mo->insert(4);   # Keeps the vector the same size automatically

    print $mo->query, "\n"; # so, the average of 2, 3, 4 is 3

    # You might need to keep a running average, so I included a growing

    # insert

          $mo->ginsert(5);  # Expands the vector size by one and appends a 5

    print $mo->query, "\n"; # so, the average is of 2, 3, 4, 5 is 7/2

    # And last, you might need the mean of [3, 7] after all the above

          $mo->set_vector([2,3]);  # *poof*, the vector is 2, 3!

    print $mo->query, "\n"; # and the average is now 5/2!  Tadda!

    # These functions all work pretty much the same for ::StdDev and

    # ::Variance but they work slightly differently for CoVariance and

    # Correlation.

    # Not suprisingly, the correlation of [1..3] and [1..3] is 1.0

    my $co = new Statistics::Basic::Correlation( [1..3], [1..3] );

    print $co->query, "\n";

    # Cut the correlation of [1..3, 7] and [1..3, 5] is less than 1

          $co->ginsert( 7, 5 );

    print $co->query, "\n";


BUGS

Besides the lack of documentation? Well, I'm sure there's a bunch. I've tried to come up with a comprehensive suite of tests, but it's difficult to think of everything.

If you spot any bugs, please tell me.


ENV VARIABLES

DEBUG

Try setting $ENV{DEBUG}=1; or $ENV{DEBUG}=2; to see the internals.

Also, from your bash prompt you can 'DEBUG=1 perl ./myprog.pl' to enable debugging dynamically.

UNBIAS

This module uses the sum(X - mean(X))/N definition of variance. If you wish to use the unbiased, sum(X-mean(X)/(N-1) definition, then set the $ENV{UNBIAS}=1;

# And if you thought that was useful, then give a shout out to: # Robert McGehee <xxxxxxxx@wso.williams.edu>, for he requested it.


AUTHOR

Please contact me with ANY suggestions, no matter how pedantic.

Jettero Heller <japh@voltar-confed.org>


CONTRIBS

http://search.cpan.org/~orien/ (some modules and tests)


COPYRIGHT

GPL! I included a gpl.txt for your reading enjoyment.

Though, additionally, I will say that I'll be tickled if you were to include this package in any commercial endeavor. Also, any thoughts to the effect that using this module will somehow make your commercial package GPL should be washed away.

I hereby release you from any such silly conditions.

This package and any modifications you make to it must remain GPL. Any programs you (or your company) write shall remain yours (and under whatever copyright you choose) even if you use this package's intended and/or exported interfaces in them.


SEE ALSO

Most of the documentation is very thin. Sorry. The modules with their own documentation (no matter how thin) are listed below.

Statistics::Basic::LeastSquareFit

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