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## -*- texinfo -*-
## @deftypefn {Function File} {} meansq (@var{x})
## @deftypefnx {Function File} {} meansq (@var{x}, @var{dim})
## For vector arguments, return the mean square of the values.
## For matrix arguments, return a row vector contaning the mean square
## of each column. With the optional @var{dim} argument, returns the
## mean squared of the values along this dimension.
## @end deftypefn
## Author: KH
## Description: Compute mean square
function y = meansq (x, varargin)
if (nargin != 1 && nargin != 2)
print_usage ();
endif
y = mean (x.^2, varargin{:});
endfunction
/*
@GROUP
statistics
@SYNTAX
meansq([2,3,8],dim)
@DOC
Calculates the square mean value of the passed operand.
@EXAMPLES
meansq([4,2])
@SEE
std, var, mean, cov
*/