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### NAME

Statistics::Descriptive::Smoother::Exponential - Implement exponential smoothing

### SYNOPSIS

```

use Statistics::Descriptive::Smoother;
my \$smoother = Statistics::Descriptive::Smoother->instantiate({
method   => exponential,
coeff    => 0.5,
data     => [1, 2, 3, 4, 5],
samples  => [110, 120, 130, 140, 150],
});
my @smoothed_data = \$smoother->get_smoothed_data();

```

### DESCRIPTION

This module implement the exponential smoothing algorithm to smooth the trend of a series of statistical data.

This algorithm works well for unsmoothed data build with big number of samples. If this is not the case you might consider using the Weighted Exponential one.

The algorithm implements the following formula:

S(0) = X(0)

S(t) = C*S(t-1) + (1-C)*X(t)

where:
o t = index in the series
o S(t) = smoothed series value at position t
o C = smoothing coefficient. Value in the [0;1] range. 0 means that the series is not smoothed at all, while 1 the series is universally equal to the initial unsmoothed value.
o X(t) = unsmoothed series value at position t

### METHODS

 \$stats->get_smoothed_data(); Returns a copy of the smoothed data array.

### AUTHOR

Fabio Ponciroli

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