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# Mean: (Weighted) Arithmetic Mean

## Description

Generic function for the (trimmed) arithmetic mean, possibly with given weights.

## Usage

```Mean(x, ...)# S3 method for Freq
Mean(x, breaks, ...)# S3 method for default
Mean(x, weights = NULL, trim = 0, na.rm = FALSE, ...)```

## Value

If `trim` is zero (the default), the arithmetic mean of the values in `x` is computed, as a numeric or complex vector of length one. If `x` is not logical (coerced to numeric), numeric (including integer) or complex, `NA_real_` is returned, with a warning.

If `trim` is non-zero, a symmetrically trimmed mean is computed with a fraction of `trim` observations deleted from each end before the mean is computed.

`trim` and `weights` can't be used together at the same time.

## Arguments

x

An R object. Currently there are methods for numeric/logical vectors and date, date-time and time interval objects. Complex vectors are allowed for `trim = 0`, only.

weights

a numerical vector of weights the same length as `x` giving the weights to use for elements of `x`.

trim

the fraction (0 to 0.5) of observations to be trimmed from each end of `x` before the mean is computed. Values of trim outside that range are taken as the nearest endpoint.

breaks

breaks for calculating the mean for classified data as composed by `Freq`.

na.rm

a logical value indicating whether `NA` values should be stripped before the computation proceeds.

...

further arguments passed to or from other methods.

## References

Becker, R. A., Chambers, J. M. and Wilks, A. R. (1988) The New S Language. Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.

`weighted.mean`, `mean.POSIXct`, `colMeans` for row and column means.
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