Past Meetup

Workshop on Time Series Analysis

This Meetup is past

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Venue Capacity: 30 people

The capacity of the venue is about 30 people but because of no-shows, we have a policy of first-come, first-served on the night in the event of the room filling up. Managing no-shows is a problem all Meetups have to deal with and this is the fairest method we can think of. While we have never been in a position to turn anyone away for capacity reasons, it is always a possibility, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment on the night. We have the upstairs room booked from[masked] so if the room is in use till that time, we will gather in the bar below beforehand.

This workshop is contained in the ws_timeseries_201901/ folder

This is the third workshop in a multi-part series on time-series analysis. We assume no prior knowledge and try to make each workshop as standalone as possible.

This workshop we turn our attention to forecasting and prediction. One of the more common use cases for time series analysis, we will discuss some basic approaches to forecasting and highlight a number of issues and common gotchas for the task.

While this workshop series will focus on the theoretical underpinnings of the topic and I try to make this as language-neutral as possible, the technical work will be done in R, as it has a large range of packages useful for time series modelling, and in particular I will discuss the use of the package 'tidyquant'. That said, people with an interest in the topic and without a knowledge of R are welcome as it is always good to get different perspectives from people.

*Please bring fully charged laptops and your own internet connectivity - tethering off a phone should be fine. Further details of software and libraries used will be provided closer to the time.*