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boost::accumulators::impl::weighted_extended_p_square_impl — Multiple quantile estimation with the extended algorithm for weighted samples.

// In header: <boost/accumulators/statistics_fwd.hpp> template<typename Sample, typename Weight> struct weighted_extended_p_square_impl : public accumulator_base { // construct/copy/destruct template<typename Args> weighted_extended_p_square_impl(Args const &); // public member functions template<typename Args> void operator()(Args const &); result_type result(dont_care) const; };

This version of the extended algorithm extends the extended algorithm to support weighted samples. The extended algorithm dynamically estimates several quantiles without storing samples. Assume that quantiles are to be estimated. Instead of storing the whole sample cumulative distribution, the algorithm maintains only principal markers and middle markers, whose positions are updated with each sample and whose heights are adjusted (if necessary) using a piecewise-parablic formula. The heights of the principal markers are the current estimates of the quantiles and are returned as an iterator range.

For further details, see

K. E. E. Raatikainen, Simultaneous estimation of several quantiles, Simulation, Volume 49, Number 4 (October), 1986, p. 159-164.

The extended algorithm generalizes the algorithm of

R. Jain and I. Chlamtac, The P^2 algorithm for dynamic calculation of quantiles and histograms without storing observations, Communications of the ACM, Volume 28 (October), Number 10, 1985, p. 1076-1085.