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tf.contrib.distributions.assign_moving_mean_variance

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Compute exponentially weighted moving {mean,variance} of a streaming value.

The value updated exponentially weighted moving mean_var and variance_var are given by the following recurrence relations:

variance_var = decay * (variance_var + (1-decay) * (value - mean_var)**2)
mean_var     = decay * mean_var + (1 - decay) * value

For derivation justification, see [Finch (2009; Eq. 143)][1].

mean_var float-like Variable representing the exponentially weighted moving mean. Same shape as variance_var and value.
variance_var float-like Variable representing the exponentially weighted moving variance. Same shape as mean_var and value.
value float-like Tensor. Same shape as mean_var and variance_var.
decay A float-like Tensor. The moving mean decay. Typically close to 1., e.g., 0.999.
name Optional name of the returned operation.

mean_var Variable representing the value-updated exponentially weighted moving mean.
variance_var Variable representing the value-updated exponentially weighted moving variance.

TypeError if mean_var does not have float type dtype.
TypeError if mean_var, variance_var, value, decay have different base_dtype.

References

[1]: Tony Finch. Incremental calculation of weighted mean and variance. Technical Report, 2009. http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/fanf2/hermes/doc/antiforgery/stats.pdf