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Average or Mean

This query is available as average and mean.

An average is a single number taken as representative of a list of numbers.

It is calculated as:

average = sum(numbers) / count(numbers)

how to use

Use it in alerts like this:

 alarm: my_alert
on: my_chart
lookup: average -1m unaligned of my_dimension
warn: $this > 1000

average does not change the units. For example, if the chart units is requests/sec, the result will be again expressed in the same units.

It can also be used in APIs and badges as &group=average in the URL.


Examining last 1 minute successful web server responses:


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