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Flow field forecasting for univariate time series


  • An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings in San Diego, CA in July 2012.


A statistical learning methodology, called flow field forecasting, is presented for predicting the future of a univariate time series. Flow field forecasting draws information from an interpolated flow field of the observed time series to incrementally build a forecast. The time series need not have uniformly spaced observations. Included in the presentation are measures of assessment, a procedure for forecast updating as new data arrive and a performance comparison of flow field forecasting with other major forecasting techniques. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, 2013