dbcolhisto man page

dbcolhisto — compute a histogram over a column of Fsdb data

Synopsis

dbcolhisto [-ag] [-W BucketWidth] [-S BucketStart] [-E BucketEnd] [-N NumberOfBuckets] column

Description

This program computes a histogram over a column of data. Records containing non-numeric data are considered null do not contribute to the stats (optionally they are treated as zeros).

Defaults to 10 buckets over the exact range of data. Up to three parameters (number of buckets, start, end, and width) can be specified, the rest default accordingly.

Buckets range from a value (given the the low column) to just below the next low value and buckets are equal width. If necessary, extra "<min" and ">max" buckets are created. By default, the last bucket includes max (and is thus infinitesimally larger than the other buckets). This irregularity can be removed with the "-I" option.

This program requires O(number of buckets) memory and O(size of data) temporary disk space.

Options

-W or --width N
Gives with width of each bucket, in data units. Default is whatever gives 10 buckets over the whole range of data.
-S or --start N
Buckets start at value N, in data units. Default is the minimum data value.
-E or --end N
Buckets end at value N, in data units. Default is the maximum data value.
-N or --number N
Create N buckets. The default is 10 buckets.
-g or --graphical
Generate a graphical histogram (with asterisks). Default is numeric.
-I or --last-inclusive
Make the last bucket non-inclusive of the last value.
-a
Compute stats over all records (treat non-numeric records as zero rather than just ignoring them). Default is non-numeric records are ignored.

This module also supports the standard fsdb options:

-d
Enable debugging output.
-i or --input InputSource
Read from InputSource, typically a file name, or "-" for standard input, or (if in Perl) a IO::Handle, Fsdb::IO or Fsdb::BoundedQueue objects.
-o or --output OutputDestination
Write to OutputDestination, typically a file name, or "-" for standard output, or (if in Perl) a IO::Handle, Fsdb::IO or Fsdb::BoundedQueue objects.
--autorun or --noautorun
By default, programs process automatically, but Fsdb::Filter objects in Perl do not run until you invoke the run() method. The "--(no)autorun" option controls that behavior within Perl.
--help
Show help.
--man
Show full manual.

Sample Usage

Input

#fsdb name id test1
a 1 80
b 2 70
c 3 65
d 4 90
e 5 70
f 6 90

Command

cat DATA/grades.fsdb | dbcolhisto -S 0 -E 100 -N 10 test1

Output

#fsdb low histogram
0       0
10      0
20      0
30      0
40      0
50      0
60      1
70      2
80      1
90      2
#  | dbcolhisto -S 0 -E 100 -N 10 test1

See Also

Fsdb, dbcolpercentile, dbcolstats

Bugs

This program could run in constant memory with no external storage when the buckets are pre-specified. That optimization is not implemented.

Info

2016-11-30 perl v5.24.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation