## SYNOPSIS

use Lire::Sum

## DESCRIPTION

Class that implements the sum operator. This operator will compute the field's sum in a group of DLF records.It's possible to compute a weighted sum in which each value is first multiplied by the value of another DLF field.

Its also possible to express the count as a ratio of the total count for the group or table.

## METHODS

## new( %params )

Creates a new Lire::Count object. In addition to the values supported by its parents, the weight and ratio attributes will be initialized to the values specified in the`%params`argument.

## weight( [$new_weight] )

Returns the DLF field's name by which the values will be multiplied before being summed.
You can change the weight field by specifying a new name as the
`$new_weight` parameter. Use undef to remove the use of a weighting
field.

## ratio([$new_ratio])

Returns how the sum will be expressed. This can one of three possible values:- none
- Default. The absolute sum will be used.
- group
- The sum will be expressed as a percentage of the group's sum.
- table
- The sum will be expressed as a percentage of the table's total sum.

## AUTHOR

Francis J. Lacoste <[email protected]>

## VERSION

`$Id:`Sum.pm,v 1.17 2008/03/09 19:27:31 vanbaal Exp $

## COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2001, 2002 Stichting LogReport Foundation [email protected]This file is part of Lire.

Lire is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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