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Old 01-11-2010
Question average of a column in a table

Hello,

Is there a quick way to compute the average of a column data in a numerical tab delimeted file?

Thanks,
Gussi
# 2  
Old 01-11-2010
Hi.

Yes. But some more information would be useful.

For example, to average the first column of a file:
Code:
awk '
 { TOTAL += $1 }
  END { print TOTAL / NR }
' input_file

but it doesn't account for headers, footers, etc...

Last edited by Scott; 01-11-2010 at 05:16 PM..
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Old 01-11-2010
MySQL

Thanks Scott,

I realized the question had been discussed in an earlier posting. The solution provided pretty much used awk as you did and I implemented the same.


~ Gussi

Last edited by Gussifinknottle; 01-11-2010 at 05:18 PM.. Reason: Typos
 

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