# Smoothed Moving Average (SMMA)

##
**get_smma**(*quotes, lookback_periods*)

## Parameters

name | type | notes |
---|---|---|

`quotes` |
Iterable[Quote] | Iterable(such as list or an object having `__iter__()` ) of the Quote class or its sub-class. • Need help with pandas.DataFrame? |

`lookback_periods` |
int | Number of periods (`N` ) in the moving average. Must be greater than 0. |

### Historical quotes requirements

You must have at least `2×N`

or `N+100`

periods of `quotes`

, whichever is more, to cover the convergence periods. Since this uses a smoothing technique, we recommend you use at least `N+250`

data points prior to the intended usage date for better precision.

`quotes`

is an `Iterable[Quote]`

collection of historical price quotes. It should have a consistent frequency (day, hour, minute, etc). See the Guide for more information.

## Return

```
SMMAResults[SMMAResult]
```

- This method returns a time series of all available indicator values for the
`quotes`

provided. -
`SMMAResults`

is just a list of`SMMAResult`

. - It always returns the same number of elements as there are in the historical quotes.
- It does not return a single incremental indicator value.
- The first
`N-1`

periods will have`None`

values since there’s not enough data to calculate.

Convergence warning: The first`N+100`

periods will have decreasing magnitude, convergence-related precision errors that can be as high as ~5% deviation in indicator values for earlier periods.

### SMMAResult

name | type | notes |
---|---|---|

`date` |
datetime | Date |

`smma` |
float, Optional | Smoothed moving average |

### Utilities

See Utilities and Helpers for more information.

## Example

```
from stock_indicators import indicators
# This method is NOT a part of the library.
quotes = get_history_from_feed("SPY")
# Calculate 20-period SMMA
results = indicators.get_smma(quotes, 20)
```

## About Smoothed Moving Average (SMMA)

Smoothed Moving Average is the average of Close price over a lookback window using a smoothing method. SMMA is also known as modified moving average (MMA) and running moving average (RMA). [Discuss]