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mean

Calculate a running average

Description

Calculates the mean (average) of all the numbers it has received and outputs it.

Examples

Find the average value of many numbers

Arguments

None.

Attributes

Common Box Attributes

annotation [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in the Clue window when the user moves the mouse over the object.

background [int] (default: 0)

Adds or removes the object from the patcher's background layer. background 1 adds the object to the background layer, background 0 removes it. Objects in the background layer are shown behind all objects in the default foreground layer.

color [4 floats]

Sets the color for the object box outline.

fontface [int]

Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:

plain
bold
italic
bold italic

Possible values:

0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'

fontname [symbol]

Sets the object's font.

fontsize [float]

Sets the object's font size (in points).

Possible values:

'8'
'9'
'10'
'11'
'12'
'13'
'14'
'16'
'18'
'20'
'24'
'30'
'36'
'48'
'64'
'72'

hidden [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.

hint [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in as a pop-up hint when the user moves the mouse over the object in a locked patcher.

ignoreclick [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object ignores mouse clicks in a locked patcher.

patching_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 100. 0.)

Sets the position and size of the object in the patcher window.

position [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's x and y position in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its size unchanged.

presentation [int] (default: 0)

Sets whether an object belongs to the patcher's presentation.

presentation_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 0. 0.)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in the patcher's presentation, leaving its patching position unchanged.

rect [4 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation).

size [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's width and height in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its position unchanged.

textcolor [float]

Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.

textjustification [int]

Text Justification

Possible values:

0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'

varname [symbol]

Sets the patcher's scripting name, which can be used to address the object by name in pattr, scripting messages to thispatcher, and the js object.

Messages

bang

Sends out the previous output (the stored average value).

int

Arguments

input [int]
The number is added to the sum of all numbers received up to that point, and the mean is sent out.

float

Arguments

input [float]
The number is added to the sum of all numbers received up to that point, and the mean is sent out.

list

Arguments

input [list]
The numbers in the list are added together, the sum is divided by the number of items in the list, and the mean is sent out. All previously received numbers are cleared from memory.

clear

Resets the stored and calculated contents of the object to zero.

Output

float

Out left outlet: The mean (average) value of all numbers received up to that point, or of all the numbers received together in a list.

Out right outlet: How many numbers have been included in the averaging process.

int

Out left outlet: The mean (average) value of all numbers received up to that point, or of all the numbers received together in a list.

Out right outlet: How many numbers have been included in the averaging process.

See Also

Name Description
accum Store, add to, and multiply a number
anal Make a histogram of number pairs
bag Store a collection of numbers
histo Create a histogram of numbers received
prob Create a weighted transition table