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 dotnetCHARTING Namespace > StatisticalEngine Class > SimpleMovingAverage Method : SimpleMovingAverage(String,Series,Int32) Method

seriesName
The name of the series which will be displayed on the chart, i.e. its label.
s
A statistical series.
lengthOfMA
The number of periods considered within the evaluation of the moving average for each of the periods on which it can be evaluated.
Calculates the arithmetic(or simple) Moving Average (MA) of a given period for all possible data points (i.e. periods) for which there is sufficient historical data provided.

# Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration)
```Public Overloads Shared Function SimpleMovingAverage( _
ByVal seriesName As String, _
ByVal s As Series, _
ByVal lengthOfMA As Integer _
) As Series```
Visual Basic (Usage) Copy Code
``````Dim seriesName As String
Dim s As Series
Dim lengthOfMA As Integer
Dim value As Series

value = StatisticalEngine.SimpleMovingAverage(seriesName, s, lengthOfMA)``````
C#
```public static Series SimpleMovingAverage(
string seriesName,
Series s,
int lengthOfMA
)```

#### Parameters

seriesName
The name of the series which will be displayed on the chart, i.e. its label.
s
A statistical series.
lengthOfMA
The number of periods considered within the evaluation of the moving average for each of the periods on which it can be evaluated.

#### Return Value

A series where the first term corresponds to the Moving Average on the last period and the previous value is the value of the Moving average on the previous period and so on.

# Exceptions

ExceptionDescription
ArgumentExceptionThrown if the series is empty.

# See Also

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