# Measures of Mean (Median) (G Dataflow)

Last Modified: June 25, 2019

Finds the median value of a sequence by sorting the values in the sequence and averaging the middle element(s) of the sorted array.  ## reset

A Boolean that specifies whether to reset the internal state of the node.

 True Resets the internal state of the node. False Does not reset the internal state of the node.

This input is available only if you wire a double-precision, floating-point number to x.

Default: False ## x

Input sequence.

If x is empty, median is NaN.

This input accepts a double-precision, floating-point number or a 1D array of double-precision, floating-point numbers. ## sample length

Length of each set of data.

The node performs computation for each set of data. sample length must be greater than zero.

This input is available only if you wire a double-precision floating-point number to x.

Default: 100 ## error in

Error conditions that occur before this node runs.

The node responds to this input according to standard error behavior.

Standard Error Behavior

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error in does not contain an error error in contains an error  If no error occurred before the node runs, the node begins execution normally.

If no error occurs while the node runs, it returns no error. If an error does occur while the node runs, it returns that error information as error out.

If an error occurred before the node runs, the node does not execute. Instead, it returns the error in value as error out.

Default: No error ## median

Calculated median value of the input sequence. ## error out

Error information.

The node produces this output according to standard error behavior.

Standard Error Behavior

Many nodes provide an error in input and an error out output so that the node can respond to and communicate errors that occur while code is running. The value of error in specifies whether an error occurred before the node runs. Most nodes respond to values of error in in a standard, predictable way.

error in does not contain an error error in contains an error  If no error occurred before the node runs, the node begins execution normally.

If no error occurs while the node runs, it returns no error. If an error does occur while the node runs, it returns that error information as error out.

If an error occurred before the node runs, the node does not execute. Instead, it returns the error in value as error out.

## Finding the Median Value of a Sequence

The node finds median using the following equation.

$\text{median}=\left\{\begin{array}{cc}{s}_{i}& \text{if}\text{}\text{}n\text{}\text{\hspace{0.17em}is odd}\\ 0.5\left({s}_{k-1}+{s}_{k}\right)& \text{if}\text{}\text{}n\text{}\text{\hspace{0.17em}is even}\end{array}$

where

• n is the number of elements in the input sequence x
• s is the sorted sequence of x
• $i=\frac{n-1}{2}$
• $k=\frac{n}{2}$

Where This Node Can Run:

Desktop OS: Windows

FPGA: Not supported

Web Server: Not supported in VIs that run in a web application