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# Replicating a MA(1) forecast in Excel

This is seamingly a trivial question, but several have looked at my question and are also perplexed.  I created a simple moving average prediction based on 100 data points in JMP.  I would like someone's assistantce in replicating, in Excel, the forecast provided by JMP using the coefficients provided by JMP.  Writing out the equation using actual numbers would be perfect for my needs. I have looked for sources with more than generalized formulas for hours now. The coefficients are as follows:

 Term Lag Estimate Std Error t Ratio Prob>|t| Constant Estimate MA1 1 -0.99849 0.433763 -2.3 0.0235 0.179165 Intercept 0 0.179165 0.248344 0.72 0.4724

The first 10 data points, forecast and residuals are provided below:

 Observation Actual Y Predicted Y Residual Y 1 1.2917 0.1792 1.1125 2 3.5004 0.7354 2.7649 3 2.1595 2.0225 0.1370 4 2.2476 0.2819 1.9657 5 2.2791 1.7517 0.5274 6 2.3501 0.6187 1.7315 7 1.2491 1.6633 -0.4141 8 0.9596 -0.1832 1.1428 9 1.2070 1.1950 0.0120 10 0.1668 0.1899 -0.0231

Could someone provide the math using the numbers in the tables that yields the Predicted Y for Observation 5 and 9 as an example?  Thank you!

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## Re: Replicating a MA(1) forecast in Excel

You should post this in the statistics portion of the forum

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## Re: Replicating a MA(1) forecast in Excel

I'm not a JMP-User and can offer only a part of the answer (at best). If you put your 1st 10 observations into proc arima:

Data A;
Input Observation Actual;
Datalines;
1 1.2917
2 3.5004
3 2.1595
4 2.2476
5 2.2791
6 2.3501
7 1.2491
8 0.9596
9 1.2070
10 0.1668
;
Run;

Proc ARIMA Data=A;
Identify Var=Actual;
Estimate q=1;
Forecast Lead=0 Out=Result_ARIMA (Keep=Actual Forecast Residual);
Run;

The Result is: My=1.67681, MA1=-0.25377 and

Actual  Forecast       Residual
1.2917 1.6768075816 -0.385107582
3.5004 1.5790802232 1.9213197768
2.1595 2.164373954 -0.004873954
2.2476 1.6755707359 0.5720292641
2.2791 1.8219693795 0.4571306205
2.3501 1.7928119662 0.5572880338
1.2491 1.8182285508 -0.569128551
0.9596 1.5323818872 -0.572781887
1.207 1.5314547933 -0.324454793
0.1668 1.594471862 -1.427671862

The results calculate as I think they should: 1.579=1,6768-(-0.25377)*-0.3851, etc.

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## Re: Replicating a MA(1) forecast in Excel

Thank you.  I'm getting different predicted values from JMP, which likely is the source of my confusion, no doubt caused by me.

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