# ma

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##### Moving-average smoothing

Computes a simple moving average smoother.

Keywords
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##### Usage
ma(x, order, centre=TRUE)
##### Arguments
x
Univariate time series
order
Order of moving average smoother
centre
If TRUE, then the moving average is centred.
##### Value

• Numerical time series object containing the smoothed values.

ksmooth, decompose

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##### Examples
plot(wineind)
sm <- ma(wineind,order=12)
lines(sm,col="red")
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### Community examples

twigt.arie@gmail.com at Sep 23, 2018 forecast v8.4

## Example to get an understanding how values are calculated by applying the ma() function. {r} # create a numerical vector which is easy to understand numbers <- c(3, 5, 3, 6, 4, 5, 3, 4, 4, 6, 3, 5, 4, 6, 3, 5, 4, 4, 6, 3, 5) # apply the 'ma' function ma(numbers, order = 5)  Calculate the average for the first 5 numbers by hand. {r} (sum(3, 5, 3, 6, 4))/5