Use Lag to shift time series data down by a specific number of rows and store in a new column. Minitab inserts the missing value symbol * at the top of the new column. The number of missing values depends on the length of the lag. You can use the column of lags to create custom analyses and plots.

Where to find this analysis

To calculate lags, choose Stat > Time Series > Lag.

When to use an alternate graph

If you want to calculate differences between data values of a time series, use Difference.

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