[rrd-users] Using the Holt-Winters algorithm for prediction of future values

A Darren Dunham ddunham at taos.com
Wed Sep 2 20:06:34 CEST 2009

On Wed, Sep 02, 2009 at 10:45:45AM -0700, Faraaz Sareshwala wrote:
> Thanks for the response! I'm wondering what this term prediction means
> then. I took it as prediction of future data points based on previous
> data points and trends. I've also read that prediction, as it is used
> in RRDtool, could also mean prediction of possible issues based on
> current trends.

It can.  But the graphs you referred to are not using the Holt-Winters
features.  They're simple least-squares linear fit lines.

Do you have a question about using one or the other of these?

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