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

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Ensemble time series model

I need to automate time-series forecasting, and I don't know in advance the features of those series (seasonality, trend, noise, etc). My aim is not to get the best possible model for each series, ...
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Do you think smoothing constant value, alpha, in SES method is a control parameter or process parameter?

There is a debate in selecting the smoothign constant in Single Exponentioan Smoothing method by practitioner or considering it as a process parameter? Could you please provide your opinion regarding ...
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use Exponential smoothing to forecast lead-time demand

I'd like to use Simple Exponential smoothing to forecast the lead-time demand for inventory control, I have monthly data and LT+1 is equal to 5 months, can I do a forecast using SES which gives me a ...
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Holt-Winters and importance of R-square

Is R-square an important measure in Holt-Winters method?
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Values of $\alpha$, $\beta$ and $\gamma$ in ets in forecast package

I am using the forecast package in R. I wanted to know how the ets() function finds the value of $\alpha$, $\beta$ and $\gamma$? ...
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Confidence intervals for exponential smoothing

I'm using exponential smoothing (Brown's method) for forecasting. The forecast can be calculated for one or more steps (time intervals). Is there any way to calculate confidence intervals for such ...
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Value of alpha and beta in Holt's exponential smoothing method

How to choose the best values of alpha and beta in Holt's exponential smoothing? Leaving it upon R gives me $\alpha$ =1. Is this appropriate? Entering different values of alpha and then comparing ...
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How to use triple exponential smoothing to forecast in Excel

I have been burdened with the task of coming up with a forecast plan for my company. I have no experience and am VERY new to the whole forecasting scene. As of right now, my company has no plans of ...
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Smoothing constant in single exponential smoothing

I have some SKUs and I'd like to do a forecast using single exponential smoothing as a forecasting method, when should we go for small value of alpha (.05,.1,...) and when for bigger ...
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Regression with exponentially-smoothed errors

I'm just starting to look into exponential smoothing models. Is there a way to fit a linear regression with exponentially-smoothed errors, similar to the standard technique of fitting a regression ...
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Help choosing the optimal time series analysis package

I am developing an app for time series analysis that should support the following: Exponential Smoothing (Holt-Winters) Box-Jenkins curve fitting (straight line, quadratic, exponential, growth) ...
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Why doesn't the exponential smoothing forecast package in R provide confidence intervals for the fitted values?

The upper and lower prediction intervals for the forecast periods are provided by the forecast() function. However, neither prediction or confidence intervals seem to be available for the fitted ...
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How to pick coefficients for Holt Winters?

I'm using Holt Winters to predict sales revenue from past performance. Seasonality and changing trends exist in the data. One of the reasons chosen for Holt Winters is that it is fairly simple ...
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Simple exponential smoothing

I simulated a time series using expressions (3.10a), (3.10b) from (Hyndman et al., 2008). Next, I'd like to use a simple exponential smoothing method to forecast for the next period. For a given ...
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Initialization and estimation in exponential smoothing

Following Eqs. (3.10a) and (3.10b) from (Hyndman et al., 2008) I obtained a simulated series $y_t=l_{t-1}+\varepsilon_t$ and level $l_t=l_{t-1}+\alpha\,\varepsilon_t$, $t=1.2,\ldots,40$, see data ...
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Single exponential smoothing

I think my question is quite simple and stupid: What do we forecast using single exponential smoothing model: the next value of the observed time series or the next value of the level which lies in ...
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Standard error and p-values of exponential smoothing weights

Is there any justfification for producing a standard error of a single exponentially weighted coefficient? If yes, how can we interpret the p-value? Background I use SAS ETS to estimate a single ...
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Exponential moving average with sub-interval relevance / varying timeframe

I need to calculate an exponential moving average for a series of data. The intended sampling interval is fixed (say 1s) but the data stream has varying intervals (data intervals vary from 0.01s to ...
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Forecasting beyond one season using Holt-Winters' exponential smoothing

I am using the Holt-Winters' exponential smoothing technique to forecast expenditure data 2 years into the furture. The monthly data has an increasing trend and annual seasonality. I'm using MS Excel ...