compute moving statistics for a data set
MovingStatistic(X, m, f, options)
additional parameters to be passed to the procedure f.
The MovingStatistic function computes moving statistics for a set of observations.
The first parameter X is a single data sample - given as e.g. a Vector. Each value represents an individual observation.
The second parameter m is the size of the moving window.
The third argument f is the statistic; can be any of the DescriptiveStatistics routines or a maple procedure which accepts a Vector and returns a floating point number.
Note that after f has been called on one subsample, the same Vector is reused for the next subsample, for efficiency reasons. All the builtin DescriptiveStatistics routines can handle this, but if you specify a custom maple procedure for f, you may need to copy its input Vector if you will need access to it after returning. See the example below for an explanation.
f := proc(A, q)
The following command will fail to apply the unassigned name g to the two correct sub-Vectors, because the same Vector is reused internally, as described above:
This command, however, will make a copy for every sub-Vector and thus get the correct answer.
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