Moving Average (Cumulative)

What's in this article?

  • Learn how to use the Moving Average (Cumulative) function
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Example of scenarios where the Moving Average function is useful

How to use the Moving Average (Cumulative) function

Moving Average (Cumulative) returns the moving averagefor all the data points given in values. This function is used to smooth out data sets to help clarify trends. For example, if you had a Google Analytics data source that showed website visitors with a significant decrease each weekend, the Moving Average function will help provide a more consistent representation of the data.

What's the difference?

Moving Average Cumulative averages all values in the given data set.

To use the Moving Average (Cumulative) function

Note: These procedures assume you are in the Klip Editor.

  1. Select a component from the Component Tree.
  2. Click the Start Formula link in the formula editor.
  3. Click the Insert Function button on the formula editing toolbar.
  4. Select the MA_CUMULATIVE from the Statistics category in the Function's menu.
  5. Click the values link.
  6. Select a range of values from the data source.

Examples

To better understand how the moving average (simple) function works, consider this basic example.

MA_CUMULATIVE (7, 6, 3, 9, 5, 10, 2, 8, 1, 4)

The result would be as follows:
[7, 6.5, 5.33, 6.25, 6, 6.6, 5.8, 6.8, 5.2, 5)

Bar / Line Chart

The Moving Average (Cumulative) function is often used in a bar or line chart to smooth out data sets. Here is an example that shows the raw data (the red line) compared to data manipulated using the Moving Average (Simple) function (the blue line).


Functions

  1. Introduction: Using formulas
  2. Data Manipulation functions
  3. Logic functions
  4. Math functions
  5. SELECT function
  6. Text Functions
  7. Date and Time Functions
  8. Statistics Functions
  9. ABS function
  10. AND function
  11. ARRAY function
  12. AVERAGE function
  13. BETWEEN function
  14. BLANK function
  15. CAPITALIZE function
  16. CEILING function
  17. CONCAT function
  18. CONTAINS function
  19. COUNT function
  20. COUNTALL function
  21. COUNTBLANK function
  22. COUNTDISTINCT function
  23. COUNTIF function
  24. COUNT_DAYS function
  25. COUNTNUMERIC function
  26. CUMULATIVE function
  27. CUMULATIVE_DIFFERENCE function
  28. DATASOURCE function
  29. DATE and DATEVALUE functions
  30. Using Date and Time Formats
  31. DATERANGE function
  32. DATE_ADD function
  33. DATE_CLOSEST function
  34. DATE_CONVERT function
  35. DATE_ENDOF function
  36. DATE_IN function
  37. DATE_SET function
  38. DATE_STARTOF function
  39. DATE_UNITVALUE function
  40. FLOOR function
  41. ERF function
  42. FIRST function
  43. ERFC function
  44. GROUP and GROUPBY functions
  45. IF function
  46. IN function
  47. INDEXOF function
  48. JOIN function
  49. LAST function
  50. LASTINDEXOF function
  51. LEFT function
  52. LOOKUP function
  53. LOWER function
  54. MAP function
  55. MAX function
  56. MIN function
  57. MEDIAN function
  58. MOD function
  59. MODE function
  60. Moving Average (Cumulative)
  61. Moving Average (Exponential)
  62. Moving Average (Simple)
  63. NORMSDIST function
  64. NOT function
  65. NOW function
  66. NUMBERFORMAT function
  67. OR function
  68. PADVALUES function
  69. POWER function
  70. RANK function
  71. REMOVE_EMOJI function
  72. REPEAT function
  73. REPLACE function
  74. REVERSE function
  75. RIGHT function
  76. ROUND function
  77. SET function
  78. SLICE function
  79. SLOPE function
  80. SORT function
  81. SPLICE function
  82. STANDARDIZE function
  83. STDEV function
  84. STDEVP function
  85. SUBSTITUTE function
  86. SUBSTITUTE_REGEX function
  87. SUBSTRING function
  88. SUM function
  89. SUMIF function
  90. SWITCH function
  91. TEXT_REVERSE function
  92. TODAY function
  93. TRIM function
  94. TRUNCATE function
  95. UPPER function
  96. URLDECODE function
  97. URLENCODE function
  98. VARIANCE function
  99. VARIANCEP function
  100. YESTERDAY function
  101. ZTEST function

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