Statistics::Descriptive::Smoother(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Statistics::Descriptive::Smoother(3pm)

# NAME

Statistics::Descriptive::Smoother - Base module for smoothing statistical data

version 3.0801

# SYNOPSIS

```use Statistics::Descriptive::Smoother;
my \$smoother = Statistics::Descriptive::Smoother->instantiate({
method   => 'exponential',
coeff    => 0.5,
data     => [1, 2, 3, 4, 5],
samples  => [110, 120, 130, 140, 150],
});
my @smoothed_data = \$smoother->get_smoothed_data();```

# DESCRIPTION

This module provide methods to smooth the trend of a series of statistical data.

The methods provided are the "Exponential" and the "Weighted Exponential" (see respectively "Statistics::Descriptive::Smoother::Exponential" and "Statistics::Descriptive::Smoother::Weightedexponential" for more details).

This class is just a factory that will instantiate the object to perform the chosen smoothing algorithm.

# METHODS

Create a new Smoother object.

This method require several parameters:

Method used for the smoothing. Allowed values are: "exponential" and "weightedexponential"
Smoothing coefficient. It needs to be in the [0;1] range, otherwise undef will be reutrned. 0 means that the series is not smoothed at all, while 1 the series is universally equal to the initial unsmoothed value.
Array ref with the data of the series. At least 2 values are needed to smooth the series, undef is returned otherwise.
Array ref with the samples each data value has been built with. This is an optional parameter since it is not used by all the smoothing algorithm.
\$smoother->get_smoothing_coeff();
Returns the smoothing coefficient.
\$smoother->set_smoothing_coeff(0.5);
Set the smoothing coefficient value. It needs to be in the [0;1] range, otherwise undef will be reutrned.

# AUTHOR

Fabio Ponciroli

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# SUPPORT

## Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to "bug-statistics-descriptive at rt.cpan.org", or through the web interface at https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=Statistics-Descriptive. You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.

## Source Code

The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)

https://github.com/shlomif/perl-Statistics-Descriptive

`git clone git://github.com/shlomif/perl-Statistics-Descriptive.git`

# AUTHOR

Shlomi Fish <shlomif@cpan.org>

# BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://github.com/shlomif/perl-Statistics-Descriptive/issues

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.