# Calculating with time series

### The AllThatStats calculator allows various operations to support your modelling -> ATS tutorial

#### Standard operations by time series (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication)

For instance, to build an index on Brazil’s GDP, base year 2010:

``````    - search for Brazil’s GDP
- copy the 2010 value
- change to the calculator menu
- find the formula generator, the one which shows Brazil’s GDP identifier already…
- divide it by the base year as stored in your clipboard (don’t forget to add the “/” first)
- and finally, multiply the formula by 100 to build the index number…
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#### Statistical values

For any single time series some general statistical figures are calculated automatically:

``````    - the minimum and maximum value
- the mean
- the standard deviation
- the co-variance
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Ref. the above example: simply click to the corresponding icon beside the new calculated “Brazil GDP index number” series.

#### General transformations

The calculator also provides a powerful transformation tool which comes with a number of predefined hard wired functions:

``````    - lag
- moving average
- interpolation of missing values
- forecast
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and formulas:

``````    - for calculating the difference per time series selected (t-(t-1)) and
- the rate of change (t/t-1): compounded or continuously compounded
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