Time series are data observed over time (either in continuous time or at discrete time periods).

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Quantifying Change in a Histogram Valued Timeseries

I'm attempting to do binary classification where my raw features are collections of histograms that are recorded in a time series. These histograms are scaled to sum to 1. To be more precise and ...
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Standard deviation of multiple root mean square values

I am calculating the R.M.S. of a periodic signal that has a stochastic component to it. For every period I am able to calculate a value for R.M.S. using the following function: $R.M.S. = ...
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If two time series $X$ and $Z$ follow $0 \leq Z \leq X$, can we say that $\text{var}(Z) \leq \text{var}(X)$?

Now I see it can't hold. Thank you for the counter examples... You guys rule! Thank you very much for your comments! I added, however, some observations that were missing. Most importantly is the ...
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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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Mann-Kendall test STATA

I am new in this forum. I am beginning to work with time series, I have a daily (25,000+ observations) temperature dataset (01/01/1946 - 07/01/2014) I want to test for the following: Trends: So ...
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Forecasting time series with missing data and irregular intervals

I have a data set of medical drug stock levels at health centres and I want to forecast monthly consumption over the following 3-6 months. However about 30%-40% of the data is missing and some of the ...
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MAPE is high for daily sale prediction

I have daily sales data from 2011 to 2013. I have to do prediction for 2014.I have used arima and exponential method to predict the daily sale, but it is not giving the better result. MAPE is around ...
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Getting expected value of future value with time varying data (credit card revolving and fee data) . Customer lifetime value

I have a credit card data and that contains monthly amount of revolving and amount of fee for each customer. As a bank perspective, I want to get the expected value of future revolving amount and fee ...
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Calculate the average of hourly data of three sensors

I am trying to calculate the average of hourly data of three sensors but the hourly timestamps of all three sensors are different. How is it possible to measure the average of hourly data of all three ...
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Are there any time-series visualization tools available for HDF5 files?

I have gigabytes of time-series data stored in HDF5 files and while there is the very basic visualization tool available in HDFViewer, I'm interested in knowing if there are rich visualization ...
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How to perform proper data mining on time-series data?

I have some daily data from city A, B, C. Values from city A are highly correlated with values from other cities for lag -1,-2,-3 and -4. I want to use Random Forest, SVM and ANN to predict values ...
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Is there a statistical measure for how much a variable fluctuates over time?

Is there a statistical measure for how much a variable fluctuates over time? For example a noise signal fluctuates a lot. However, if you would sort all values of the signal in time, you would have a ...
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Time Series Data Mining Library?

Can anyone recommend a library for time series data mining tasks other than predictive modeling and statistical analysis? There seem to be a number for these purposes (e.g., Gretl), but nothing for ...
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Can I difference after fitting a time series regression model?

Suppose that I have a time series that exhibits a notable trend, and I want to test a hypothesis that a second variable is related to that trend. I fit a linear regression model with that second ...
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How to compare difference between two time series?

I am working on my thesis where I'm examining how strong emotion people show to different events. My problem is (1) that I have VERY little experience with statistics and math, so I'm kind of lost ...
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Forecasting agricultural commodity prices with R

I would like to create a predictive model in order to forecast the price of an agricultural raw material. I got time series for the prices and the production of this raw material, and also for the ...
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Derive minimum positive rate of change for co2 data

I have CO2 (in parts per million) data of a closed room. The CO2 data is recorded along with timestamps. Typical difference between two samples is around five minutes. My aim is to find occupancy of ...
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Given time series data, how to model the frequency of someone changes his job?

I am given a time series data vector (ordered by months and years),which contains only 0s and 1s. ...
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Testing for heteroskedasticity of time series in R

I wish to test my time series data for volatility clustering, i.e. conditional heteroskedasticity. So far, I have used the ACF test on the squared and absolute returns of my data, as well as the ...
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ARIMA modeling with more than one Categorical Variable

I am using auto.arima for forecasting. I have more than one categorical variables having more than one level. My questions are : Do I need to do dummy coding ? ...
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dynamic probit model

I want to know if you can helpme I have a binaray response yt take values 1,0 and a covariate Xt continua and I have to estimate the parameters of the model using maximun likelihood method ...
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Pattern and most influential parameter detection.

I need some advise to approach the solution. Here is the question. Background: The growth of bacteria, Gb is dependant on 4 factors W, X, Y, Z where W and X --- can take any integer value from -10 ...
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Interaction in time series analysis

I have three different physiological variables--heart rate, respiratory rate and blood oxygen saturation, each as a time series. I am trying to study the interaction between the variables as they ...
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How to approach time series regression with one continuous variable and one “ almost Boolean” variable?

I am working in R with daily time series data and have daily observations of two variables. The first is continuous. The second is zero for every day except one, in which it is a number (I'm not sure ...
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Stationarity consideration in ARIMA using KPSS test

I have data, which I am sure has a downward trend. I am trying to forecast this data using ARIMA and I want ARIMA to consider the trend when it is forecasting. The first step in ARIMA is to ...
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Intervention Analysis Coding in R TSA Package

I am studying intervention analysis in time series with the Cryer and Chan book and am looking at trying to understand how to code the step response interventions. One question I had is how to ...
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Correlation between variables over time

I have two variables over two different years. Week by week pageview numbers in 2013 and 2014 and week by week # of posts in 2013 and 2014 (number of articles posted). I'm trying to find out if ...
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Outlier treatment in Vector Autoregression (VAR) Model using vars package in r

I have the same problem as the following post, but I have more samples and the index of the outlier is known. Outlier treatment in Vector Autoregression (VAR) Model I tried deleting the outliers; ...
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Demand Forecasting : Montecarlo Simulation

I am trying to build a demand forecasting model for human resource team. I have thought of using monte carlo simulation method to do it. Is it the right technique for it? Has anyone used it to ...
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F-statistic value is too high for my model

Number of obs = 501 , Method: Fixed-effects regression Number of groups = 101 F( 10, 100) = 3422.31 , Prob > F = 0.0000 , ...
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Backshift operator property not clear

In my introductory book on time series analysis the backshift operator $\mathbf{B}$ is introduced using the following definition: $$ \mathbf{B}x_t=x_{t-1} $$ Then the author sets off to derive some ...
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Bayesian method for computing credibility interval for correlated time series

I'm studying a stochastic process generated by simulation using two different methods. In the first, the waiting time between events can be shown to be exponentially distributed. To model the ...
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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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Question with MLE

I'm having some problems with this question, and was hoping someone here could help. Let $X_1,\ldots,X_2$ be $n$ determinations of a physical constant $\theta$. Consider the model $X_i = ...
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Kalman filter transition matrix

Hi guys I am trying to writ e a code on python to correct forecast data using Kalman Filter. I am following the equations and recommendations in this link : ...
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Under what circumstances is an MA process or AR process appropriate?

I have a very basic question. Please let me know if this has been asked before, but in my defence I haven't seen it on Cross Validated. I understand that if a process depends on previous values of ...
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How to forecast time-series bounded by [0,1], i.e., forecast relative frequencies?

I am working with time series values which are all in the closed interval [0, 1]; these values represent relative frequencies, i.e., empirical probabilities. I would like to create a model such that ...
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Combinef in R HTS package- constrain to keep forecasts positive?

When using the combinef function from Rob Hyndman's very useful hts package for forecasting hierarchical and grouped time series, there does not seem to be a way to constrain the optimally combined ...
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Specifying a glmm for panel data

I'm trying to predict counts based on variables sampled on a monthly basis as well as a few that are not related to time. In several places I've read that the MCMCglmm package in R would be ...
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Multivariate Time Series

I am trying to learn multivariate time series using R. I have two time series and I want to see if I could use one of those to predict the other one, and after that check if the model holds or there ...
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Simulating non-causal time series?

I'm looking into the possibility of using a non-causal time series filter for some data. The goal is filtering (for the purpose of anomaly detection). However, this is not particularly relevant. I'm ...
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Separating and identifying long and short term effects of statistical variables

A quick general question: In a practical setting, what's a good way to separate out, and then comment on, long term and short effects in a model? I had thought a good way to do so would be to include ...
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Can a trend stationary series be modeled with ARIMA?

I have a question / confusion about stationary series required for modeling with ARIMA(X). I am thinking of this more in terms of inference (effect of an intervention), but would like to know if ...
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Interpolating time series

what are best ways to interpolate time series? I have three data points(1980, 1990 and 2001) and I need to interpolate them. Using R na.approx doesn't seem to be what I need since the data I need to ...
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cointegration - same thing as stationary residuals?

So I'm aware that cointegration means there is some linear combination of the set of variables that is stationary. So, if you do a regression and find stationary residuals, can you just immediately ...
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Avoid negative results in Holt Winters forecasting

I understood that Holt Winters forecasting may results in negative values due to trending. I did reduce trending component value, but still forecast values are negative territory. Our data set will ...
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Turning general regression into time-series prediction

Suppose you have a general regression model, which behaves like a black-box to you. All you have is a $\ \ \text{train}(X,Y) \ \ $ function, where you input your predictor matrix $X \in \mathbb ...
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What approach to use for attrition analysis?

I am trying to perform an attrition analysis on a company with an average size fo around 250 to 300. I have monthly attrition data for the last 30 months or so. Now if i want to go for a predictive ...
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What are some methods for generating simulated time series data for use in modeling?

I have a data set which consists of 50 observed years for which I have date and inflow values between a river and a reservoir. The data is formatted as follows: ...
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Best way to test for co-occurrence of measures

I have some data with temporal measures over time. I'd like to test whether two binary variables co-occur more often than chance would predict, and I'm wondering the best (simple) way to do that. The ...