1. Introduction & Visualization

Topics

  • Time series vs. cross-sectional data 
  • The forecasting process 
  • Goal definition and data collection 
  • Time series components and characterization 
  • Forecasts and forecast errors 
  • Visualizing time series (Why visualize? Why interactively? Visualizing a series and forecast errors)
  • Introduction to Spotfire software 

Slides

Reading

Please read: 
Chapter 1
Chapter 2