incrminabs

Compute a minimum absolute value incrementally.

Usage

var incrminabs = require( '@stdlib/stats/incr/minabs' );

incrminabs()

Returns an accumulator function which incrementally computes a minimum absolute value.

var accumulator = incrminabs();

accumulator( [x] )

If provided an input value x, the accumulator function returns an updated minimum absolute value. If not provided an input value x, the accumulator function returns the current minimum absolute value.

var accumulator = incrminabs();

var min = accumulator( 2.0 );
// returns 2.0

min = accumulator( 1.0 );
// returns 1.0

min = accumulator( -3.0 );
// returns 1.0

min = accumulator();
// returns 1.0

Notes

  • Input values are not type checked. If provided NaN, the accumulated value is NaN for all future invocations. If non-numeric inputs are possible, you are advised to type check and handle accordingly before passing the value to the accumulator function.

Examples

var randu = require( '@stdlib/random/base/randu' );
var incrminabs = require( '@stdlib/stats/incr/minabs' );

var accumulator;
var v;
var i;

// Initialize an accumulator:
accumulator = incrminabs();

// For each simulated datum, update the minimum absolute value...
for ( i = 0; i < 100; i++ ) {
    v = ( randu()*100.0 ) - 50.0;
    accumulator( v );
}
console.log( accumulator() );