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Academic phishing

March 18, 2017
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Academic phishing

Invitations to write for bogus journals and speak at bogus conferences keep rolling in. Here is one I received today. Dear Dr. Rob J. Hyndman, It is our great pleasure to welcome you to join in Part 2: Knowledge Economy Symposium of GCKE-2017, which will be held in Qingdao, China during September 19-21, 2017. And […]

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Follow-up forecasting forum in Eindhoven

March 7, 2017
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Follow-up forecasting forum in Eindhoven

Last October I gave a 3-day masterclass on “Forecasting with R” in Eindhoven, Netherlands. There is a follow-up event planned for Tuesday 18 April 2017. It is particularly designed for people who attended the 3-day class, but if anyone else wants to attend they would be welcome. Please register here if you want to attend. The preliminary […]

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WOMBAT MeDaScIn 2017

March 7, 2017
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WOMBAT MeDaScIn 2017

Last year we had WOMBAT (Workshop Organized by the Monash Business Analytics Team) at the zoo, and MeDaScIn (Melbourne Data Science Initiative) in the city. This year we are combining forces to hold WOMBAT MeDaScIn 2017. There will be four days of tutorials (Monday 29 May to Thursday 1 June), and the main conference on […]

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IJF Best Paper Award 2014-2015

March 1, 2017
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IJF Best Paper Award 2014-2015

Every two years we award a prize for the best paper published in the International Journal of Forecasting. It is now time to identify the best paper published in the IJF during 2014 and 2015. There is always about 18 months delay after the publication period to allow time for reflection, citations, etc. The prize […]

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forecast 8.0

February 28, 2017
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forecast 8.0

In what is now a roughly annual event, the forecast package has been updated on CRAN with a new version, this time 8.0. A few of the more important new features are described below. Check residuals A common task when building forecasting models is to check that the residuals satisfy some assumptions (that they are […]

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Invited sessions at ISF2017

February 27, 2017
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Invited sessions at ISF2017

We are still looking for a few more invited sessions for the International Symposium on Forecasting, to be held in Cairns, Australia, 25-28 June 2017. An invited session consists of 3 or 4 talks around a specific, forecasting theme. You are allowed to be one of the speakers in a session you organize (although it […]

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Forecasters: bring your family to Cairns

February 15, 2017
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Forecasters: bring your family to Cairns

We know Australia is a long way to come for many forecasters, so we are making it easy for you to bring your families along to the International Symposium on Forecasting and have a vacation at the same time. During the International Symposium on Forecasting, there will be a social program organized for family and […]

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The Australian Macro Database

February 15, 2017
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The Australian Macro Database

AusMacroData is a new website that encourages and facilitates the use of quantitative, publicly available Australian macroeconomic data.  The Australian Macro Database hosted at ausmacrodata.org provides a user-friendly front end for searching among over 40000 economic variables and is loosely based on similar international sites such as the Federal Reserve Economic Database (FRED).  In total, […]

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Forecasting practitioner talks at ISF 2017

February 2, 2017
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Forecasting practitioner talks at ISF 2017

The International Symposium on Forecasting is a little unusual for an academic conference in that it has always had a strong presence of forecasters working in business and industry as well as academic forecasters, mostly at universities. We value the combination and interaction as it helps the academics understand the sorts of problems facing forecasters […]

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Simulating from a specified seasonal ARIMA model

January 27, 2017
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Simulating from a specified seasonal ARIMA model

From my email today You use an illustration of a seasonal arima model: ARIMA(1,1,1)(1,1,1)4 I would like to simulate data from this process then fit a model… but I am unable to find any information as to how this can be conducted… if I set phi1, Phi1, theta1, and Theta1 it would be reassuring that […]

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