Overview for Moving Average

Use Moving Average to smooth your data and to provide short-term forecasts when your data do not have a trend. You can use Moving Average when your data have a seasonal pattern if you set the length of the moving average to equal the length of the seasonal pattern.

For example, a human resources manager uses a moving average analysis to predict employment in the food industry for the next 6 months.

Where to find this analysis

To perform a moving average analysis, choose Stat > Time Series > Moving Average.

When to use an alternate analysis

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