movingAvg (community library)

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Name movingAvg
Version 2.1.0
Installs 3568
Author Jack Christensen jack.christensen@outlook.com
Maintainer Jack Christensen jack.christensen@outlook.com
URL https://github.com/JChristensen/movingAvg
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A simple Arduino library for calculating moving averages. Useful for smoothing sensor readings, etc. For efficiency, the library operates in the integer domain; therefore the moving average calculation is approximate.

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Arduino Moving Average Library

https://github.com/JChristensen/movingAvg README file Jack Christensen Mar 2012

License

Arduino movingAvg Library Copyright (C) 2018 Jack Christensen GNU GPL v3.0

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License v3.0 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html

Description

movingAvg is a simple Arduino library for calculating moving averages. It is useful for smoothing sensor readings, etc. For efficiency, the library operates in the integer domain. This means that the calculated moving averages are mathematically approximate. Both data input to the library and the returned moving averages are 16-bit signed integers.

The user specifies the interval (number of data points) for the moving average in the constructor. When the begin() function is called, an array is dynamically allocated to hold the number of data points in the interval. This array is never deallocated, and the user should call begin() only once (for a given movingAvg instance) in setup or other initialization code. Dynamic allocation is used strictly with the intent of creating the proper size array for the user's purposes, and not to free up the memory at a later point. It is strongly recommended that movingAvg objects remain allocated as long as the code is running. Failure to observe these guidelines can result in heap fragmentation, crashes and other undesired behavior.

Constructor

movingAvg(int interval)

####### Description Defines a movingAvg object where the average is calculated using interval data points.

####### Syntax movingAvg(interval);

####### Parameters interval: The number of data points to use when calculating the moving average. (int)

####### Returns None.

####### Example

movingAvg mySensor(10);    // use 10 data points for the moving average

Methods

begin()

####### Description Initializes a movingAvg object. Call begin() once and only once for any given movingAvg instance. See comments in the Description section above.

####### Syntax begin();

####### Parameters None.

####### Returns None.

####### Example

movingAvg mySensor(10);    // use 10 data points for the moving average
mySensor.begin();
reading(int dataPoint)

####### Description Adds a new data point to the moving average. Returns the new moving average value. Until the interval array is filled, the average is calculated from those data points already added, i.e. a fewer number of points than defined by the constructor - thanks to Tom H. (Duckie) for this idea!

####### Syntax reading(dataPoint);

####### Parameters dataPoint: The new data point to be added to the moving average. (int)

####### Returns The new moving average value. (int)

####### Example

int sensorData = analogRead(SENSOR_PIN);
int sensorMovingAvg = mySensor.reading(sensorData);
getAvg()

####### Description Returns the current moving average value without adding a new reading.

####### Syntax getAvg();

####### Parameters None.

####### Returns The moving average value. (int)

####### Example

int sensorMovingAvg = mySensor.getAvg();
reset()

####### Description Restarts the moving average. Zeros the interval array and associated data.

####### Syntax reset();

####### Parameters None.

####### Returns None.

####### Example

mySensor.reset();

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