Defines functions ml17

Documented in ml17

#' Function to return the ML17 hydrologic indicator statistic for a given data frame
#' This function accepts a data frame that contains a column named "discharge" and 
#' calculates the base flow. Compute the mean annual flows. Compute the minimum of a 7-day moving average 
#' flow for each year and divide them by the mean annual flow for that year. ML17 is the mean (or median - 
#' use preference option) of ratios. 
#' @param qfiletempf data frame containing a "discharge" column containing daily flow values
#' @param pref string containing a "mean" or "median" preference
#' @return ml17 numeric value of the mean annual flow for the given data frame
#' @export
#' @examples
#' load_data<-paste(system.file(package="HITHATStats"),"/data/obs_data.csv",sep="")
#' qfiletempf<-read.csv(load_data)
#' ml17(qfiletempf)
ml17 <- function(qfiletempf, pref = "mean") {
  bfibyyear <- bfi(qfiletempf)
  if (pref == "median") {
    ml17 <- median(bfibyyear)
  else {
    ml17 <- mean(bfibyyear)
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