[Numpy-svn] r5607 - trunk/numpy/ma
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Mon Aug 4 15:16:56 CDT 2008
Author: pierregm
Date: 2008-08-04 15:16:48 -0500 (Mon, 04 Aug 2008)
New Revision: 5607
Modified:
trunk/numpy/ma/extras.py
Log:
* extras: fixed the definition of median
Modified: trunk/numpy/ma/extras.py
===================================================================
--- trunk/numpy/ma/extras.py 2008-08-04 18:06:12 UTC (rev 5606)
+++ trunk/numpy/ma/extras.py 2008-08-04 20:16:48 UTC (rev 5607)
@@ -360,21 +360,18 @@
-def median(a, axis=0, out=None, overwrite_input=False):
+def median(a, axis=None, out=None, overwrite_input=False):
"""Compute the median along the specified axis.
- Returns the median of the array elements. The median is taken
- over the first axis of the array by default, otherwise over
- the specified axis.
+ Returns the median of the array elements.
Parameters
----------
a : array-like
Input array or object that can be converted to an array
- axis : {int, None}, optional
- Axis along which the medians are computed. The default is to
- compute the median along the first dimension. axis=None
- returns the median of the flattened array
+ axis : {None, int}, optional
+ Axis along which the medians are computed. The default (axis=None) is to
+ compute the median along a flattened version of the array.
out : {None, ndarray}, optional
Alternative output array in which to place the result. It must
have the same shape and buffer length as the expected output
@@ -402,9 +399,9 @@
Notes
-----
- Given a vector V length N, the median of V is the middle value of
- a sorted copy of V (Vs) - i.e. Vs[(N-1)/2], when N is odd. It is
- the mean of the two middle values of Vs, when N is even.
+ Given a vector V with N non masked values, the median of V is the middle
+ value of a sorted copy of V (Vs) - i.e. Vs[(N-1)/2], when N is odd, or
+ {Vs[N/2 - 1] + Vs[N/2]}/2. when N is even.
"""
def _median1D(data):
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