2.2.24 reducedup
Menu Information
Analysis: Data Manipulation: Reduce Duplicate X Data
Brief Information
Reduce XY data by replacing duplicated X values
Additional Information
Minimum Origin Version Required: 8.1 SR0
Command Line Usage
reducedup method:=mean tol:=1 xcount:=<new>
Variables
Display Name

Variable Name

I/O and Type

Default Value

Description

Input

iy

Input
XYRange

<active>

Specifies the input data range.

Replace Y With

method

Input
int

0

Specifies the value that is used to replace the Y values that correspond to equal X values.
Option list:
 mean:Mean
 Replaces the data points in each group with the mean value of these data points.
 median:Median
 Replaces the data points in each group with the median value of these data points.
 min:Min
 Replaces the data points in each group with the minimum value of these data points.
 max:Max
 Replaces the data points in each group with the maximum value of these data points.
 sum:Sum
 Replaces the data points in each group with the sum of these data points.
 sd:SD
 Replaces the data points in each group with the standard deviation of the Y values of these data points.
 se:SE
 Replaces the data points in each group with the standard error of the Y values of these data points.
 rms:RMS
 Replaces the data points in each group with the RootMeanSquare of the Y values of these data points.

Tolerance

tol

Input
double

1.0e8

Specifies the tolerance used to test whether two X values are equal. For more details, please refer to the Algorithm section below.

Output

oy

Output
XYRange

<new>

Specifies the output range. See the syntax of Output Notations.

Duplicate X Counts

xcount

Output
XYRange

<new>

Specifies whether or not to output the count of duplicate X. See the syntax of Output Notations.

Description
This XFunction is for removing data rows that have duplicated X values. After reducing the input data with this XFunction, there will not be any pair of X values that are equal to each other. The Y values that correspond to equal X values in the original data will be replaced with a chosen statistical quantity.
Example
The following example shows you how to reduce several rows of data that contain duplicate X values.
 Create a workbook and import the data <Origin Program Folder>\Samples\Mathematics\Circle.dat.
 Highlight the columns in the worksheet and select Plot: Line: Line from the main menu to create a graph.
 Make the graph active. Select Analysis: Data Manipulation: Reduce Duplicate X Data from the Origin menu to open the dialog box of the reducedup XFunction.
 Check Auto Preview so that we can see the current result in the Preview window when we change the dialog options.
 Choose Min with the Replace Y With dropdown list.
 Check Duplicate X Counts and enter [<new>]<new> after it. This ensures that you will get the counts of duplicate Xs after reducing the data.
 Click the OK button. You can see the results in the original workbook and the graph.
 Now we plot the reduced data separately. Go to the workbook. Highlight col(C) and col(D). Select Plot: Line: Line from the Origin menu to create a new graph.
Algorithm
 Tolerance for testing whether two values are equal
Some XFunctions that test for equality include a tolerance. This algorithm tests whether two X values are equal.
For a given vector, firstly sort it ascending, and suppose the sorted vector is , where is the size of the vector. The following steps are the procedure for testing whether two X values are equal with a specified tolerance, .
 Find the maximum and minimum of the vector, say and respectively.
 Calculate a testing value, , by using:

 Loop over all values in the sorted vector, from to , comparing the absolute value of with .
 If , we will say that , else, .
 When multiple X values are determind equal, say , where , the display X value for this "equal" X values is defined as:
 If the number of this "equal" X values is even, the display X value is .
 If the number of this "equal" X values is odd, the display X value is .
Related XFunctions
stats, reducexy
Keywords:data reduction, average, mean, sum, minimum, maximum, statistics
