weighted.mean {stats}R Documentation

Weighted Arithmetic Mean

Description

Compute a weighted mean of a numeric vector.

Usage

weighted.mean(x, w, na.rm = FALSE)

Arguments

x a numeric vector containing the values whose mean is to be computed.
w a vector of weights the same length as x giving the weights to use for each element of x.
na.rm a logical value indicating whether NA values in x should be stripped before the computation proceeds.

Details

If w is missing then all elements of x are given the same weight.

Missing values in w are not handled.

See Also

mean

Examples

## GPA from Siegel 1994
wt <- c(5,  5,  4,  1)/15
x <- c(3.7,3.3,3.5,2.8)
xm <- weighted.mean(x,wt)

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