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The Promise of Recurrent Neural Networks for Time Series Forecasting

The Promise of Recurrent Neural Networks for Time Series Forecasting

Recurrent neural networks are a type of neural network that add the explicit handling of order in input observations. This capability suggests that the promise of recurrent neural networks is to learn the temporal context of input sequences in order to make better predictions. That is, that the suite of lagged observations required to make […]

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Line Plot of Monthly Writing Paper Sales Dataset

Seasonal Persistence Forecasting With Python

It is common to use persistence or naive forecasts as a first-cut forecast on time series problems. A better first-cut forecast on time series data with a seasonal component is to persist the observation for the same time in the previous season. This is called seasonal persistence. In this tutorial, you will discover how to […]

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ARIMA Forecast for Monthly Shampoo Sales Dataset

How to Tune ARIMA Parameters in Python

There are many parameters to consider when configuring an ARIMA model with Statsmodels in Python. In this tutorial, we take a look at a few key parameters (other than the order parameter) that you may be curious about. Specifically, after completing this tutorial, you will know: How to suppress noisy output from the underlying mathematical […]

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How to Make Out-of-Sample Forecasts with ARIMA in Python

How to Make Out-of-Sample Forecasts with ARIMA in Python

Making out-of-sample forecasts can be confusing when getting started with time series data. The statsmodels Python API provides functions for performing one-step and multi-step out-of-sample forecasts. In this tutorial, you will clear up any confusion you have about making out-of-sample forecasts with time series data in Python. After completing this tutorial, you will know: How […]

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White Noise Time Series with Python

White Noise Time Series with Python

White noise is an important concept in time series forecasting. If a time series is white noise, it is a sequence of random numbers and cannot be predicted. If the series of forecast errors are not white noise, it suggests improvements could be made to the predictive model. In this tutorial, you will discover white […]

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How to Difference a Time Series Dataset with Python

How to Difference a Time Series Dataset with Python

Differencing is a popular and widely used data transform for time series. In this tutorial, you will discover how to apply the difference operation to your time series data with Python. After completing this tutorial, you will know: About the differencing operation, including the configuration of the lag difference and the difference order. How to […]

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