gbbin(1) A program to bin data


gbbin [options]


Compute binned statistics. Data are read from standard input as records (X,Y1,Y2,...). Equipopulated bins are built with respect to the first field X. Option -O decide which statistics are printed for each bin. With options -x, -y or -c elements in different bins are split in different columns.


set the number of equipopulated bins (default 10)
min,max set manually the binning window. Ignored with -x,-y and -c
set the output with a comma separated list of variables: xmean, xmin, xmax, xstd, xmedian, ymean, yadev, ystd, yvar, yskew, ykurt, ymin, ymax, ymedian, num (default xmean, ymean)
the values in column # are split in different columns; # can be a comma separated list of columns
equivalent to -c 1
equivalent to -c 2
specify the input fields separators (default " \t")
verbose mode


gbbin -n 20 < file
split the records (line) in 20 bins according to first field. Print the average value of the bin entries for each column. If 'file' has 3 columns, the output has twenty rows and three columns.
gbbin -O ymedian < file
bin the records with respect to the first value and print the median value of the other columns in each bin
gbbin -c 3 < file
the binned values of the third columns are printed on separate columns. The output has ten columns.


Written by Giulio Bottazzi


Report bugs to <[email protected]>

Package home page <>


Copyright © 2001-2015 Giulio Bottazzi This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License (version 2) 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.