Overview for Single Exponential Smoothing

Use Single Exponential Smoothing to smooth your data by calculating exponentially weighted averages and to provide short-term forecasts. This analysis works best for data without a trend or seasonal component.

For example, a toothpaste retailer uses single exponential smoothing to predict sales.

Where to find this analysis

  • Mac: Statistics > Time Series > Single Exponential Smoothing
  • PC: STATISTICS > Forecast > Single Exponential Smoothing

When to use an alternate analysis

If your data have a trend and do not have a seasonal component, use Trend Analysis or Double Exponential Smoothing.

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