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Manual Scilab >> Estatística > median

# median

median (row median, column median,...) of vector/matrix/array entries

### Calling Sequence

```y=median(x)
y=median(x,'r')
y=median(x,'c')
y=median(x,'m')
y=median(x,dim)```

### Arguments

x

real vector, matrix or an array

y

scalar,vector, matrix or an array

dim

positive integer

### Description

For a vector or a matrix `x`, `y=median(x)` returns in the scalar `y` the median of all the entries of `x`.

`y=median(x,'r')` (or, equivalently, `y=median(x,1)`) is the median along the row index. It returns in each entry of the column vector `y` the median of each column of `x`.

`y=median(x,'c')` (or, equivalently, `y=median(x,2)`) is the median along the column index. It returns in each entry of the row vector `y` the median of each row of `x`.

`y=median(x,'m')` is the median along the first non singleton dimension of `x` (for compatibility with matlab).

`y=median(x,dim)` is the median along the dimension `dim` of `x` (for compatibility with matlab).

### Examples

```A=[1,2,10;7,7.1,7.01];
median(A)
median(A,'r')
median(A,'c')
A=matrix([-9 3 -8 6 74 39 12 -6 -89 23 65 34],[2,3,2]);
median(A,3)
median(A,'m')```