% -*- texinfo -*- % @deftypefn {Function File} mad (@var{x}) % @deftypefnx{Function File} mad (@var{x}, @var{flag}) % @deftypefnx{Function File} mad (@var{x}, @var{flag}, @var{dim}) % Compute the mean/median absolute deviation of @var{x}. % % The mean absolute deviation is computed as % % @example % mean (abs (@var{x} - mean (@var{x}))) % @end example % % and the median absolute deviation is computed as % % @example % median (abs (@var{x} - median (@var{x}))) % @end example % % Elements of @var{x} containing NaN or NA values are ignored during computations. % % If @var{flag} is 0, the absolute mean deviation is computed, and if @var{flag} % is 1, the absolute median deviation is computed. By default @var{flag} is 0. % % This is done along the dimension @var{dim} of @var{x}. If this variable is not % given, the mean/median absolute deviation s computed along the smallest dimension of % @var{x}. % % @seealso{std} % @end deftypefn

- nanmean % Compute the mean value while ignoring NaN values.
- nanmedian % Compute the median of data while ignoring NaN values.

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