Seasonality refers to the recurring fluctuation around the mean of a time-series for a given period of time, usually a calendar year.

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Using seasonality in a model

Suppose you are modeling sales of a prepackaged good and suppose there are seasonal periods in the time series. Also suppose that the brand of the prepackaged good you are modeling comprises the ...
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Dealing with seasonality when doing dimensionality reduction

I want to perform dimensionality reduction (in particular, PCA) on a data set that is highly seasonal. One approach that I came across when researching this is "seasonal PCA", where you split your ...
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test of seasonality

I want to test if my series is seasonal, here pacf and the series I'm working on monthly data. is there a test under R seasonality?
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Seasonal adjustment, any major organisation uses STL?

X12 is used by the US government and TRAMO-SEATS by EU governments. Is there any major organisation that uses STL? Since X12 is more widely known than STL, I would like some supporting arguments ...
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How to remove level shifts and pulses from time series?

I am interested in describing seasonal patterns in several time series and then seeing if they are related. My approach is to fit regression models with an indicator variable for each season which ...
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Does a seasonal time series imply a stationary or a non stationary time series

If I have a time series that has got seasonality, does that automatically make the series non stationary? My intuition (probably off) is that it does not. Seasonality means that the series goes up ...
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Seasonal ARIMA Forecast

I'm studying ARIMA at the moment with application to seasonal data sets. R lets you forecast using selected models but I'm just wondering what formula is used to compute these forecasts. For example, ...
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Why should we remove seasonality from a time series?

While working with time series, we sometimes detect and remove seasonality using spectral analysis. I am a real beginner in time series, and I am confused why one would want to remove seasonality from ...
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Choosing the right ARIMA model in MATLAB

I have a problem regarding choosing the right model for historical data that I need to forecast. when drawing the ACF and PACf, a clear seasonality appears at lag 24 as you can see in the figure: I ...
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Correlation parameter with small nonlinear sample like hour / day of week?

I have a dataset of magnitudes Y which gives the scale / magnitude of some event. Each event is also timestamped: Y = [(time1,mag1), (time2,mag2),...] I want to ...
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SARIMA model equation

Can someone please tell me in the book here how is this SARIMA equation obtained? I know that AR(1)=$Y_t=\alpha_1Y_{t-1}+e_t$ Non Seasonal AR(1)=> $Y_t(1-\alpha_1B)=e_t$. My question is what ...
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How to analyze the effects of air pollution separately for the warm season and the cool season

In the model for main effect, we used the R code: ...
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raw data stationary but still can see trend and seaonality is stl

So I am looking at unit sales data. I am doing a univariate time series analysis. My data is weekly sales numbers figures, spanning 2012- 2014 (obviously no till end 2014). I first ploted my response ...
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Stationarity & seasonality in R [duplicate]

I have a weekly number of items sold from 2012 to 2014. 2014 not being complete. So bassically two periods. I am looking at seasonality and stationarity of the response variable (# of items sold) I ...
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What should I be wary of when dealing with daily estimates from monthly data (linear regression)?

I am performing a regression where I have data from a multitude of sources that are time stamped differently (either monthly or daily). My dependent variable, Y, is on a monthly time series. My goal ...
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Multiple regression for curvilinear seasonal data

This question is related to How to analyze curvilinear seasonal data I have data like following: ...
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How to analyze curvilinear seasonal data

I have monthly values of a continuous variable from many subjects, the mean of which on plotting show curvilinear pattern with lower values in summer months. How can I analyze and report the ...
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Using quadratic programming to fit a piecewise linear model plus seasonality

I am reading this paper on fitting an L1TF model to data using quadratic programming. Section 7.4 states how one could add seasonality to the model however it doesn't go very far into it. I am trying ...
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Compute frequency of time series

I would like to understand how is the period or frequency of time series calculated. Shouldn't a weekly repeating pattern be of the frequency 7, and the yearly pattern be 365? I ask because the paper ...
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Weekly seasonality model by ARIMA+Fourier terms+dummies

This is a long post but it is not conceptually difficult. Please bear with me. I am trying to model the seasonality of production volume of an agricultural commodity. I do not care about the ...
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modeling a proportion with seasonality removed

I have a time series of proportions that typically fall in the 0.01-0.05 range. I had intended to use GLM to model these proportions, but I ran into trouble when I needed to first remove a strong ...
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STL-decomposition of a time series with deterministic trend and seasonality

what is the relationship between STL-decomposition and deterministic components of time series like trend or seasonality? I have a time series with deterministic trend and deterministic seasonality, ...
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Can I remove seasonality from a cross-correlation using LOESS?

I’m attempting to determine if relationships between two abiotic variables: river discharge (flow; $m^3/s^{-1}$) , temperature ($^oC$) and a response: juvenile fish biomass ($g/m^2$) have any ...
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Using SAR and SMA in the same regression

From this webpage: http://people.duke.edu/~rnau/arimrule.htm, of the Duke University: Rule 13: If the autocorrelation at the seasonal period is positive, consider adding an SAR term to the model. ...
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very high frequency time series analysis (seconds) and Forecasting (Python/R)

I have high frequency data (observations separated by seconds), which I'd like to analyse and eventually forecast short-term periods (1/5/10/15/60 min ahead) using ARIMA models. My whole data set is ...
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Seasonal adjustment for a series that has already been adjusted

A dataset I am working with (from the OECD), for harmonised unemployment seems to be seasonally adjusted: The unemployment rates shown here are calculated as the number of unemployed persons as a ...
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How to check if a series has been seasonally adjusted correctly?

I am a bit puzzled here and would like to understand how to check if a time series has been seasonally adjusted correctly using X-13 Arima. After seasonally adjusting time series using X13-ARIMA ...
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Standard model for time series with (possibly multiple) seasonal component

Suppose you have a "new" way to formalize a seasonal component and you want to see if your method is worth to be published. My idea is to take a "standard" model for time series with seasonal ...
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Time-series detection algorithm for multi-seasonal data using Python

My data: I have two seasonal patterns in my hourly data... daily and weekly. For example... each day in my dataset has roughly the same shape based on hour of the day. However, certain days like ...
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Transforming time series to compensate for change in variance

I have a time series (shown below) that comes from a sensor whose calibration was changed in the middle of last year. As part of this change, the sensor's reading of the variance (or volatility) of ...
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Four tricky time series questions with a “seasonal twist”

A ski-hotel has the most guests in the third quarter in every year (check the data below after the four questions). Can you answer these four questions (every year has 4 values, the first is quarter ...
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using decompose function for high frequency data

I have a table as Date Time Energy 1/1/2008 10:30 0.89 1/1/2008 11:30 0.76 and so on. The data is recorded for every half an hour. I wish to ...
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Seasonal vs non-seasonal coefficients in R ARIMA

Let's say I have the two following ARIMA models: ARIMA(7,1,1) (no seasonality) ARIMA(6,1,1)(1,0,0)7 (seasonality of period 7). Are they conceptually the same? If so, why is that when I model ...
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Arima function doesn't consider seasonal components

Currently trying to fit several models to some data sets in order to find an accurate enough one, I ran into some difficulties with the Arima function of the ...
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Multiple and long seasonality for a SARIMA model in R

While working on a big data set made of 10-minutes-points of information - i.e. 144 points per day, 1008 per week and ...
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Filtering using a SARIMA model in R

I am not an expert in statistics, but I would like to work on a SARIMAX model representing power consumption. The exogeneous variable would be the temperature, but for now I found here I might need to ...
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Holt Winters Initialization Issue

I am using an additive seasonal Holt-Winters model to compute confidence band of my data. I followed the HW initialization process described by Rob J Hyn­d­man. The confidence band is derived by ...
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R: Fitting a model with periodic, nonlinear and categorical components

Can anyone give me some advice on how to fit a model with linear (some categorical), non-linear and time series components in R? I don't want to use a non-parametric model like a Loess smooth or ...
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How to check if data needs to be seasonally differenced in MATLAB

I am forecasting data using ARIMA. I would like to know if there is any test to check if seasonal differencing is needed in the ARIMA model. I know R uses Canova Hansen test, but does MATLAB provide ...
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Can seasonality be detected / explored with principal components analysis?

I have a rainfall data consisting of around 95 years for the rows and twelve months of the year for columns. So this is a 95x12 matrix, not a column vector. Can I derive any idea about the months to ...
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What econometric model to forecast a seasonal commodity demand while incorporating exogenous Information?

I have a monthly commodity demand and try to forecast this series for the next 5 years. Here is a plot: Of course, the natural approach to forecast this seasonality would be some kind exponential ...
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How to perform seasonal adjustment to a time series?

Assume following data set representing each month of the year 2013 with the corresponding consumption of natrual gas to heat my flat and the respective mean temperature. How can I seasonal ...
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time series — seasonal adjustment

I'm concerned to seasonal adjustment procedure and want to know the criteria for this purpose can anyone please give me the answer of the following question. what should be the criteria for seasonal ...
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DLM Trigonometric seasonality vs trend

I am working with a structural time series model in R using dlm that has both a stochastic (slope and intercept) local trend and two trigonometric seasonal components (sin and cos pairs). I have ...
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dlmForecast function in dlm R package forecasting constant values for seasonal series

I have a question regarding the use of the dlm CRAN package for forecasting values of a seasonal time series. I've built a dlm model combining a stochastic local level model with a stochastic ...
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Interpretation of TBATS Components

I've searched everywhere for this answer, and come up empty handed. I'm building a forecasts model for interface traffic reported in 5 minute intervals over a 1 year period. To account for ...
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Testing the influence of monthly fluctuations

Let's say we have a dataset that looks like this: ...
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How to calculate the next year's January hourly forward prices for an asset given the historical hourly prices?

I have an exercise given to me during the recruitment process which asks to calculate the next year's January hourly forward prices for an asset given the historical hourly prices of that asset and ...
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Normalizing weekly sales fluctuations in the overall market

I have a rudimentary question regarding how to "normalize" a set of time series data, and would appreciate your thoughts. To make it very simple, the hypothetical situation is as follows: Suppose we ...
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Time Series: Seasonality and trend

I am interested in financial time series and I have a small question regarding the use of the forecast package. The time series I am interested in is a monthly one and present clear evidences of ...