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fn.avg

fn.avg(
   $arg as Sequence | Array
) as xs.anyAtomicType?

Summary

Returns the average of the values in the input sequence $arg, that is, the sum of the values divided by the number of values.

If $arg is the empty sequence, the empty sequence is returned.

If $arg contains values of type xs:untypedAtomic they are cast to xs:double.

Duration values must either all be xs:yearMonthDuration values or must all be xs:dayTimeDuration values. For numeric values, the numeric promotion rules defined in 6.2 Operators on Numeric Values are used to promote all values to a single common type. After these operations, $arg must contain items of a single type, which must be one of the four numeric types,xs:yearMonthDuration or xs:dayTimeDuration or one if its subtypes.

If the above conditions are not met, then a type error is raised [err:FORG0006].

Otherwise, returns the average of the values computed as sum($arg) div count($arg).

For detailed type semantics, see Section 7.2.10 The fn:min, fn:max, fn:avg, and fn:sum functions[FS].

Parameters
$arg The sequence of values to average.

Example

var seq3 = [3, 4, 5];
fn.avg(seq3);
=> 4.0

fn.avg(null);
=> ()

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