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Why isn't a straightforward 1/5/15 minute moving average used in Linux load calculation?

Until recently i thought the load average (as shown for example in top) was a moving average on the n last values of the number of process in state "runnable" or "running". And n would have been ...
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How do I get sar to show for the previous day?

on our servers, typing sar show's the system load statistics for today starting at midnight, is it possible to show yesterdays statistics?