math

Mathematical functions that generally only operate on a list of numbers (integers, decimals, bytes) and tables. Currently the following functions are implemented:

However, the mathematical functions like min and max are more permissive and also work on Dates.

Examples

To get the average of the file sizes in a directory, simply pipe the size column from the ls command to the average command.

List of Numbers (Integers, Decimals, Bytes)

> ls
 #  │ name               │ type │ size     │ modified
────┼────────────────────┼──────┼──────────┼─────────────
  0 │ CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md │ File │   3.4 KB │ 4 days ago
  1 │ CONTRIBUTING.md    │ File │   1.3 KB │ 4 days ago
  2 │ Cargo.lock         │ File │ 106.3 KB │ 6 mins ago
  3 │ Cargo.toml         │ File │   4.6 KB │ 3 days ago
  4 │ LICENSE            │ File │   1.1 KB │ 4 days ago
  5 │ Makefile.toml      │ File │    449 B │ 4 days ago
  6 │ README.md          │ File │  16.0 KB │ 6 mins ago
  7 │ TODO.md            │ File │      0 B │ 6 mins ago
  8 │ assets             │ Dir  │    128 B │ 4 days ago
  9 │ build.rs           │ File │     78 B │ 4 days ago
 10 │ crates             │ Dir  │    672 B │ 3 days ago
 11 │ debian             │ Dir  │    352 B │ 4 days ago
 12 │ docker             │ Dir  │    288 B │ 4 days ago
 13 │ docs               │ Dir  │    160 B │ 4 days ago
 14 │ features.toml      │ File │    632 B │ 4 days ago
 15 │ images             │ Dir  │    160 B │ 4 days ago
 16 │ justfile           │ File │    234 B │ 3 days ago
 17 │ rustfmt.toml       │ File │     16 B │ 4 days ago
 18 │ src                │ Dir  │    128 B │ 4 days ago
 19 │ target             │ Dir  │    192 B │ 8 hours ago
 20 │ tests              │ Dir  │    192 B │ 4 days ago
> ls | get size | math avg
───┬────────
 # │
───┼────────
 0 │ 7.2 KB
───┴────────
> ls | get size | math min
───┬─────
 # │
───┼─────
 0 │ 0 B
───┴─────
> ls | get size | math max
───┬──────────
 # │
───┼──────────
 0 │ 113.6 KB
───┴──────────
> ls | get size | math median
───┬───────
 # │
───┼───────
 0 │ 320 B
───┴───────
> ls | get size | math sum
───┬──────────
 # │
───┼──────────
 0 │ 143.6 KB
───┴──────────

Dates

> ls | get modified | math min
2020-06-09 17:25:51.798743222 UTC
> ls | get modified | math max
2020-06-14 05:49:59.637449186 UT

Operations on tables

>  pwd | split row / | size
───┬───────┬───────┬───────┬────────────
 # │ lines │ words │ chars │ max length
───┼───────┼───────┼───────┼────────────
 0 │     0 │     1 │     5 │          5
 1 │     0 │     1 │    11 │         11
 2 │     0 │     1 │    11 │         11
 3 │     0 │     1 │     4 │          4
 4 │     0 │     2 │    12 │         12
 5 │     0 │     1 │     7 │          7
───┴───────┴───────┴───────┴────────────
> pwd | split row / | size | math max
────────────┬────
 lines      │ 0
 words      │ 2
 chars      │ 12
 max length │ 12
────────────┴────
> pwd | split row / | size | math avg
────────────┬────────
 lines      │ 0.0000
 words      │ 1.1666
 chars      │ 8.3333
 max length │ 8.3333
────────────┴────────

To get the sum of the characters that make up your present working directory.

> pwd | split row / | size | get chars | math sum
50

Errors

math functions are aggregation functions so empty lists are invalid

> echo [] | math avg
error: Error: Unexpected: Cannot perform aggregate math operation on empty data

Note math functions only work on list of numbers (integers, decimals, bytes) and tables of numbers, if any other types are piped into the function then unexpected results can occur.

>  echo [1 2 a ] | math avg
0