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Cumulative estimates of variance.
tfp.stats.cumulative_variance( x, sample_axis=0, name=None )
N samples of a scalar-valued random variable
X, we can compute
cumulative variance estimates
result[i] = variance(x[0:i+1])
in O(N) work and O(log(N)) depth (the length of the longest series
of operations that are performed sequentially), with O(1) TF kernel
invocations. This implementation also arranges to do so in a
numerically accurate manner, i.e., without incurring a subtraction
of floating-point numbers of size quadratic in the data
underlying algorithm is from .
: Philippe Pebay. Formulas for Robust, One-Pass Parallel Computation of Covariances and Arbitrary-Order Statistical Moments. Technical Report SAND2008-6212, 2008. https://prod-ng.sandia.gov/techlib-noauth/access-control.cgi/2008/086212.pdf