I want to create a new column "moving average" and want this column to do rolling average of temp based on ID. I attached a sample file here. Can you please help with the formula?
Assuming that your definition of "Rolling Average" is a "Moving Average" the formula is
Col Moving Average( :Temp, :ID )
Documentation and Examples of the Col Moving Average() are in the Scripting Index
I used this formula but this does not deliver what I was expecting.
First: I want to create column which is the mean of temp by ID
Then, I want to mean of the new column over "X (X is user defined)" number of IDs.
Can you please help with that?
If you read the documentation on the Col Moving Average() function, it allows for the setting of what I believe you are referring to as X.
Could you please provide some sample results. I am still not understanding your request.
I looked into big class sample data set and created a column:
Col Moving Average( :height, 1, 5, 0, :sex )
What does 5 do in the calculation?
I was able to manually calculate the moving average until the row#9---How was 58.833333333 calculated? I am not able to generate the same number manually
The 5 in the function call is specifying the number of rows before the current row to include in the moving average. You can actually specify the function in the following way.....which is really the way it should be called, to make the script more readable
Col Moving Average( :height, weighting=1, Before=5, after=0, :sex )
In your manual calculation you have to remember that the moving average is being tracked for both Males and Females. And the average does not restart every time the data changes from F to M or M to F. It is treating the calculations as if there are 2 separate columns.