# How To Calculate Simple Moving Average (SMA) in Lua?

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How To Calculate Simple Moving Average (SMA) in Lua?

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by samara , 2 months ago

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To calculate the Simple Moving Average (SMA) in Lua, you can use the following code:

 ``` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ``` ```function calculateSMA(data, period) local sma = {} for i = 1, #data do if i < period then sma[i] = nil else local sum = 0 for j = i - period + 1, i do sum = sum + data[j] end sma[i] = sum / period end end return sma end -- Example usage local data = {10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40} local period = 3 local sma = calculateSMA(data, period) for i = 1, #sma do print("SMA["..i.."]: "..sma[i]) end ```

In this code snippet, the `calculateSMA` function takes two arguments - `data` (a table of numeric values) and `period` (an integer representing the number of periods to calculate the SMA for). It calculates the SMA for each element in the data table and returns a table of SMAs.

You can replace the `data` and `period` variables with your own data and desired period, and then call the `calculateSMA` function to calculate the SMA values. Finally, you can print out the SMA values using a loop.