Generic function for the (trimmed) arithmetic mean.

Usage

mean(x, ...)

"mean"(x, trim = 0, na.rm = FALSE, ...)

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.

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.

na.rm

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

...

further arguments passed to or from other methods.

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.

References

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