It is worth emphasizing that there is still no agreement on notation for exponential smoothing. An appalling variety of notation exists in the literature, and some authors add to the confusion by changing notation from one paper to the next.

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especially after it gets in several textbooks, people eventually settle on a notation that tends to get used the most

For example, you almost always see Y = XB + e because this is very old

It may take some time (few academic generations) for something like exponential smoothing notation to settle

I see real problems in getting the different disciplines to agree on such an excercise. I see a large probablity of such an excercise failing misserably and a high probability that participating in such a process will be a lot of work and involve a lot of very negative reactions. So I will stay away from such an excercise, at least until I have tenure and nothing better to do with my time...

The fact that statistics does not have a governing body, as for example ISO performs with various methods, means there is little hope this problem will be addressed.