Normalize aggregation
editNormalize aggregationedit
A parent pipeline aggregation which calculates the specific normalized/rescaled value for a specific bucket value. Values that cannot be normalized, will be skipped using the skip gap policy.
Syntaxedit
A normalize
aggregation looks like this in isolation:
{ "normalize": { "buckets_path": "normalized", "method": "percent_of_sum" } }
Table 71. normalize_pipeline
Parameters
Parameter Name  Description  Required  Default Value 


The path to the buckets we wish to normalize (see 
Required 


The specific method to apply 
Required 


format to apply to the output value of this aggregation 
Optional 

Methodsedit
The Normalize Aggregation supports multiple methods to transform the bucket values. Each method definition will use
the following original set of bucket values as examples: [5, 5, 10, 50, 10, 20]
.
 rescale_0_1

This method rescales the data such that the minimum number is zero, and the maximum number is 1, with the rest normalized linearly inbetween.
x' = (x  min_x) / (max_x  min_x)
[0, 0, .1111, 1, .1111, .3333]
 rescale_0_100

This method rescales the data such that the minimum number is zero, and the maximum number is 100, with the rest normalized linearly inbetween.
x' = 100 * (x  min_x) / (max_x  min_x)
[0, 0, 11.11, 100, 11.11, 33.33]
 percent_of_sum

This method normalizes each value so that it represents a percentage of the total sum it attributes to.
x' = x / sum_x
[5%, 5%, 10%, 50%, 10%, 20%]
 mean

This method normalizes such that each value is normalized by how much it differs from the average.
x' = (x  mean_x) / (max_x  min_x)
[4.63, 4.63, 9.63, 49.63, 9.63, 9.63, 19.63]
 zscore

This method normalizes such that each value represents how far it is from the mean relative to the standard deviation
x' = (x  mean_x) / stdev_x
[0.68, 0.68, 0.39, 1.94, 0.39, 0.19]
 softmax

This method normalizes such that each value is exponentiated and relative to the sum of the exponents of the original values.
x' = e^x / sum_e_x
[2.862E20, 2.862E20, 4.248E18, 0.999, 9.357E14, 4.248E18]
Exampleedit
The following snippet calculates the percent of total sales for each month:
POST /sales/_search { "size": 0, "aggs": { "sales_per_month": { "date_histogram": { "field": "date", "calendar_interval": "month" }, "aggs": { "sales": { "sum": { "field": "price" } }, "percent_of_total_sales": { "normalize": { "buckets_path": "sales", "method": "percent_of_sum", "format": "00.00%" } } } } } }





And the following may be the response:
{ "took": 11, "timed_out": false, "_shards": ..., "hits": ..., "aggregations": { "sales_per_month": { "buckets": [ { "key_as_string": "2015/01/01 00:00:00", "key": 1420070400000, "doc_count": 3, "sales": { "value": 550.0 }, "percent_of_total_sales": { "value": 0.5583756345177665, "value_as_string": "55.84%" } }, { "key_as_string": "2015/02/01 00:00:00", "key": 1422748800000, "doc_count": 2, "sales": { "value": 60.0 }, "percent_of_total_sales": { "value": 0.06091370558375635, "value_as_string": "06.09%" } }, { "key_as_string": "2015/03/01 00:00:00", "key": 1425168000000, "doc_count": 2, "sales": { "value": 375.0 }, "percent_of_total_sales": { "value": 0.38071065989847713, "value_as_string": "38.07%" } } ] } } }