A basic forecasting technique for time series data, optionally including trend and/or seasonality, but (usually) excluding causal influences.

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Advance Methods of Understanding Significance of Customer Behaviors

I currently own a couple of websites and lately I've been implementing some feature changes - I've noticed some changes in website traffic and I was wondering what some of the more sophisticated ways ...
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How to convert hourly data into a time seris in R [migrated]

I have hourly data arranged by date and the dput is given below: ...
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Interpreting Seasonality Component Exponential Smoothing Models

I am building an exponential smoothing model that has seasonality in it, I would like to analyze the data with the seasonal factor removed so I can tell if a performance one month was due to seasonal ...
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Tuning an exponential moving average to a moving window mean?

The alpha parameter of an exponential moving average defines the smoothing that the average applies to a time series. In a similar way, the window size of a moving window mean also defines the ...
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Holt Winters with exogenous regressors in R

I need to forecast using HoltWinters with regression parameters using R. But I found there is not any option of xreg in ...
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Sales forecasting: Unsure about data grouping

I am trying to implement a simple, short-term (1-4 weeks) forecast of product revenue/sales. The data I have is brand category product revenue where ...
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Exponential Regression vs Exponential smoothing

I am very new to statistics (I am programmer). Can you, please, explain is this the same or these are different methods: Exponential Regression (http://www.xuru.org/rt/ExpR.asp) vs Exponential ...
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When to use Exponential Smoothing vs ARIMA?

I have recently been refreshing my forecasting knowledge while working on some monthly forecasts at work and reading Rob Hyndman's book but the one place I am struggling is when to use an exponential ...
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Detect increase/decrease events on time series

Given a time series, I have to detect two types of events: 1) "medium" decrease 2) "high" increase Event detection should be "fast enough". I used quotation marks as I'd like to set different ...
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Fitting a nonlinear regression $Y=1 - a^{-bx}$

I have the following dataset: where X:Y 1:0.81 2:0.86 4:0.9 6:0.93 8:0.96 10:0.98 12:0.99 14:0.99 16:1 18:1 20:1 ..:1 Since the limit of the regression ...
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Linear regression (best fit line) on moving averages vs raw data?

I have a series of sets of data over a period of time, with the amount of data available being quite variable between sets. One has points for almost every day but is really quite noisy; another has ...
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Using Holt-Winters formula, how do you choose which seasonality to begin your first forecast period with?

This is probably a pretty basic question but I'd like to understand how you choose a seasonality number for the first forecast period in a Holt-Winters model. If you need to forecast 8 months ahead ...
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Time Series ETS model out-of-sample one-step-ahead forecasts. Weird Results

EDIT Secondary Question: Does using one-step ahead predictions even make sense, logically, for anomaly detection? I tried introducing anomalies manually and it seems the one-step-ahead timeseries ...
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'Level' still seems periodic after Season Decomposition

I've used tbats for this transformation: Exponential smoothing state space model with Box-Cox transformation, ARMA errors, Trend and Seasonal components My (...
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Holt-Winters for Imputation

I have found Holt-Winters seasonal method a very decent method for forecast, specifically for cases where more recent observations are more representative of the near future. The method equally sounds ...
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Forecasting time series one step ahead - with and without taking into account trend

In the Exponential Smoothing chapter of Hyndman and Athana­sopou­los's online book 'Forecasting: principles and practice', the authors first introduce simple exponential smoothing and then Holt's ...
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Leadtime Analysis

I need to know which statistical method to use to analyze past leadtime data. My goal is to find a more "realistic" leadtime than plugging in an arbitrary number, such as 18 weeks. The data I am ...
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Understand Exponential Moving Averages in Matlab

I'm unable to manually replicate the exponential moving average values that I see when using MATLAB's tsmovavg function. There seems to be some ambiguity online ...
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Usage of AIC for comparing models [duplicate]

Can AIC be used to compare a model with exponential smoothing with linear regressions?
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Interpretation of level, trend and seasonal indices in Holt-Winters exponential smoothing

I am trying to learn Holt-Winters exponential smoothing. In the algorithm there are three indices involved (level, trend, ...
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how to compare ARIMA and exponential smooting model numerically

The exponential smoothing method gives us values like SSE and $R^2$ for the entire model. The ARIMA model, however, does not give us these values. So, given the same data, how do one decide which ...
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Problem with proof - why exponentially smoothed time series is biased

I'm working through the proof why the exponential smoothing is a biased estimator of a linear trend. The book is trying to describe the expected value of an exponentially smoothed time series. It's ...
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Why do my weights have to equal one?

I'm currently learning the very basics of exponential smoothing. As follows: The book first presents the following model: $$\sum{\theta^tY_{T-1}}$$ It then claims that the sum of all weights add ...
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How to choose automatically between Auto.ARIMA, ETS and STL in R

I'm working on a sales forecasting package which should be easy to use for the end user. Given a time series with historical sales data I would like to automatically select one of the three forecasts: ...
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Exponential Regression with x outside of exponential

I am trying to do exponential regression by matrix notation, and I am trying to figure out to create my $\mathbf{X}$ matrix to fit my model. I know that I need to use a model function of the form $c_1 ...
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Upper and lower limits for ets()

In the following function ets(x, lower=c(rep(0.0001,3), 0.8), upper=c(rep(0.9999,3),0.98)) How does one interpret the upper and lower limits for the ...
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pandas.ewma to be used to make prediction

I would like to implement EWMA to be able to make prediction based on historical data. I am using EWMA in pandas. After playing with com and span, it seems like predictions are not based on ...
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Efficient automated prediction for a 1000 growing, big data sets. How to?

I have daily data points of the number of sales, but I am not looking at historic data only. My system delivers a new data point every day and in the evening I want to predict the number of sales ...
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How to find out and quantify rate of change of trend in time series?

I have a temperature data which has approximately exponential trend how can I find the temperature at which temperature is approximately constant. Is there any way to quantify the same?
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How to calculate initial states in ets function when we refit model to new data set?

usfit<-ets(usnetelec[1:45],model="AAN") test<-ets(usnetelec[46:55],model=usfit) s1 <- usfit$states[45,] s2 <- test$states[1,] How can we calculate ...
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Does “level” in exponential smoothing stand for the “mean”?

In triple exponential smoothing it is said that there are estimates for 3 components: level, trend and seasonal. Does "level" here stand for "mean"? In single exponential smoothing is only the level ...
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How can I calculate the PI of (simple) exponential smoothing?

I would like to calculate the prediction intervals of exponential smoothing. In R there is a function (ses in a forecast package) which calculates the point forecast and also the prediction intervals. ...
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R: Calculating prediction intervals (95%, seasonal naive and holt winters)

Could somebody explain to me the theory behind how R calculates the 95% prediction intervals for my 12 step ahead forecasts in (1) a seasonal naive model and (2) a Holt-Winters forecast. My code is ...
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measuring accuracy in one step forecast(using auto.arima() and ets() in R

I’m working on workers’ remittances data (quarterly) for Bangladesh. The data span is from 1980 quarter 1 to 2014 quarter 4. My objective is to do univariate time series forecasting with ...
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Using a stationary data set with exponential smoothing

I am doing time series forecasting and running Holts Method with several variations.(exponential, damped, simple) ...
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Best way to deal with forecasting with noisy data?

I have a bunch of sales data. It is from distributors of 2000 different items, who service big companies and large distributors to a number of small independent stores. They sell some items which do ...
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Constant in arima model whether to include or exclude?

I have a very basic question on including constant in Arima models. I'll illustrate this by an example. I have the following ACF and PACF of a weekly time series that is differenced at lag 1 (trend) ...
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simple exponential smoothing - Ljung-Box test - residual

While reading this page on time series (http://a-little-book-of-r-for-time-series.readthedocs.org/en/latest/src/timeseries.html), I found this sentence: The Ljung-Box test showed that there is ...
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Analyzing seasonality in data

In order to analyze the data in presence of seasonality, I used two methods: Proportional hazard model (Cox model) and time series method (Triple Exponential Smoothing (Holt Winters Method)). Now , my ...
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How can a 95% confidence interval not overlap with my trendline forecast?

I used holt winters in excel to forecast 12 moths ahead based on 40 months of historic data. Then I ran a monte carlo simulation to create 1000 scenarios and computed upper and lower bounds to create ...
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time series forecasting using auto.arima and exponential smoothing

I am working with workers’ remittance quarterly data for Bangladesh. Here I am doing time series forecasting using R. I am applying auto.arima model and exponential smoothing model. I want to compare ...
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Holt-Winters Forecasting - Why do we use most recent estimate for all projections going forward?

Ive been doing some research on using the Holt-Winters method for forecasting and understand all but one aspect. Why do we use the most recent estimate for the base and trend components for all ...
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How come Exponential Smoothing without trend producing astonishing results when there is trend in the time series

I have a time series and a plot of it is presented below for consideration. A linear trend was identified in the series both visually and using statistical tests such as Cox-Stuart and ManKendall. ...
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Is it always required to achieve stationarity before performing any time-series analysis?

For example, I know that for ARIMA models stationarity needs to be achieved. What about Exponential Smoothing? Is it also required?
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Forecasting with two or more causal factors using the Holt-Winters method (in R)

Is there something similar to the Holt-Winters forecasting method in R, which can be used to model two or more explanatory factors?
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Exponential smoothing method that can be used in seasonal forecasting without trend

I'm working on the task of forecasting. The data I have is seasonal. I use exponential smoothing methods, but my references (e.g. for the Holt-Winters method) are for using such methods for seasonal ...
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Exponential smoothing state space model - stationary required?

I came across with the Exponential smoothing state space model for time series forecasting. My question is if it does require that the time series is stationary? Is there any paper that explicitly ...
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ETS() function, how to avoid forecast not in line with historical data?

I am working on an alogorithm in R to automatize a monthly forecast calculation. I am using, among others, the ets() function from the forecast package to calculate forecast. It is working very well. ...
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Why do I get linear model when I tried to fit exponential model?

I was wondering why do I get linear model when I'm using exponential model, y = a * exp(-b*-x), to fit my data. Here is my code: ...
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Forecast daily data with weekly and monthly seasonality using exponential smoothing

I have to forecast data that exhibits dual seasonality. For example, the first day of the week can show seasonality and also the first week of the month can show seasonality. I am planning to use ...