Consecutive mean

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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' moving average, overlapping mean, running mean.) A smoothed  representation of a [[time series]] derived by replacing each observed value with a [[mean value]]  computed over a selected interval.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">For example, if the observations are of [[daily maximum temperature]] and the selected interval  is five days, then the value assigned to 5 February is the mean of the daily maxima from 3 through  7 February, etc. Consecutive means are used in [[smoothing]] to eliminate unwanted periodicities or  minimize irregular variations.</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' moving average, overlapping mean, running mean.) A smoothed  representation of a [[time series]] derived by replacing each observed value with a [[mean  value|mean value]]  computed over a selected interval.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">For example, if the observations are of [[daily maximum temperature]] and the selected interval  is five days, then the value assigned to 5 February is the mean of the daily maxima from 3 through  7 February, etc. Consecutive means are used in [[smoothing]] to eliminate unwanted periodicities or  minimize irregular variations.</div><br/> </div>
 
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[edit] consecutive mean

(Also called moving average, overlapping mean, running mean.) A smoothed representation of a time series derived by replacing each observed value with a mean value computed over a selected interval.

For example, if the observations are of daily maximum temperature and the selected interval is five days, then the value assigned to 5 February is the mean of the daily maxima from 3 through 7 February, etc. Consecutive means are used in smoothing to eliminate unwanted periodicities or minimize irregular variations.

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