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## Mean amounts and mean compositions

### Description

Compute the mean in the several approaches of compositional and amount data analysis.

### Usage

```
## S3 method for class 'acomp'
mean(x,...,robust=getOption("robust"))
## S3 method for class 'rcomp'
mean(x,...,robust=getOption("robust"))
## S3 method for class 'aplus'
mean(x,...,robust=getOption("robust"))
## S3 method for class 'rplus'
mean(x,...,robust=getOption("robust"))
## S3 method for class 'ccomp'
mean(x,...,robust=getOption("robust"))
## S3 method for class 'rmult'
mean(x,...,na.action=NULL,robust=getOption("robust"))
```

### Arguments

`x` |
a classed dataset of amounts or compositions |

`...` |
further arguments to |

`na.action` |
na.action |

`robust` |
A description of a robust estimator. Possible values are FALSE or
"pearson" for no robustness, or TRUE or "mcd" for a
covMcd based
robust location scale estimation. Additional control parameters such
as |

### Details

The different compositional approaches `acomp`

,
`rcomp`

,
`aplus`

, `rplus`

correpond to different
geometries. The mean is calculated in the respective canonical
geometry by applying a canonical transform (see `cdt`

), taking ordinary
`meanCol`

and backtransforming.

The Aitchison geometries imply that `mean.acomp`

and `mean.aplus`

are
geometric means, the first one closed. The real geometry implies that
`mean.rcomp`

and `mean.rplus`

are arithmetic means, the first
one resulting in a closed composition.

In all cases the mean is again an object of the same class.

### Value

The mean is given as a composition or amount vector of the same class as the original dataset.

### Missing Policy

For the additive scales (rcomp,rplus) the SZ and BDL are
treated as zeros and MAR and MNAR as missing information.
This is not strictly correct for MNAR.

For relative scales (acomp,aplus), all four types of missings
are treated as missing information. This corresponds to the
idea that BDL are truncated values (and have the correspoding
effect in taking means). For SZ and MAR, only the components in
the observed subcomposition are fully relevant. Finally, for MNAR
the problem is again that nothing could be done without knowing
the MNAR mechanism, so the analysis is limited to taking them as
MAR, and being *careful* with the interpretation.
Missing and Below Detecion Limit Policy is explained in more detail
in compositions.missing.

### Author(s)

K.Gerald v.d. Boogaart http://www.stat.boogaart.de

### See Also

`clo`

, `meanCol`

,
`geometricmean`

, `acomp`

,
`rcomp`

, `aplus`

, `rplus`

### Examples

```
data(SimulatedAmounts)
meanCol(sa.lognormals)
mean(acomp(sa.lognormals))
mean(rcomp(sa.lognormals))
mean(aplus(sa.lognormals))
mean(rplus(sa.lognormals))
mean(rmult(sa.lognormals))
```

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