Overview for Trend Analysis

Use Trend Analysis to fit a general trend model to time series data and to provide forecasts. You can choose between the linear, quadratic, exponential growth or decay, and S-curve trend models. Use this procedure to fit a trend when your data have a very consistent trend and no seasonality.

For example, a marketing analyst uses a trend analysis to predict the sales of tennis racquets for the next 3 months.

Where to find this analysis

  • Mac: Statistics > Time Series > Trend Analysis
  • PC: STATISTICS > Forecast > Trend Analysis

When to use an alternate analysis

If your data do not have a trend and do not have a seasonal component, use Moving Average or Single Exponential Smoothing.

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