Practical Time Series Analysis

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Learn
  • Understand the basic concepts of Time Series Analysis and appreciate its importance for the success of a data science project
  • Develop an understanding of loading, exploring, and visualizing time-series data
  • Explore auto-correlation and gain knowledge of statistical techniques to deal with non-stationarity time series
  • Take advantage of exponential smoothing to tackle noise in time series data
  • Learn how to use auto-regressive models to make predictions using time-series data
  • Build predictive models on time series using techniques based on auto-regressive moving averages
  • Discover recent advancements in deep learning to build accurate forecasting models for time series
  • Gain familiarity with the basics of Python as a powerful yet simple to write programming language
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Time Series Analysis allows us to analyze data which is generated over a period of time and has sequential interdependencies between the observations. This book describes special mathematical tricks and techniques which are geared towards exploring the internal structures of time series data and generating powerful descriptive and predictive insights. Also, the book is full of real-life examples of time series and their analyses using cutting-edge solutions developed in Python.

The book starts with descriptive analysis to create insightful visualizations of internal structures such as trend, seasonality and autocorrelation. Next, the statistical methods of dealing with autocorrelation and non-stationary time series are described. This is followed by exponential smoothing to produce meaningful insights from noisy time series data. At this point, we shift focus towards predictive analysis and introduce autoregressive models such as ARMA and ARIMA for time series forecasting. Later, powerful deep learning methods are presented, to develop accurate forecasting models for complex time series, and under the availability of little domain knowledge. All the topics are illustrated with real-life problem scenarios and their solutions by best-practice implementations in Python.

The book concludes with the Appendix, with a brief discussion of programming and solving data science problems using Python.

Features
  • Get your first experience with data analysis with one of the most powerful types of analysis—time-series.
  • Find patterns in your data and predict the future pattern based on historical data.
  • Learn the statistics, theory, and implementation of Time-series methods using this example-rich guide
Page Count 244
Course Length 7 hours 19 minutes
ISBN 9781788290227
Date Of Publication 27 Sep 2017

Authors

Dr. PKS Prakash

Dr. PKS Prakash is a data scientist and author.

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He has spent the last 12 years in developing many data science solutions in several practical areas in healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and e-commerce. He currently works as the data science manager at ZS Associates. He is the co-founder of Warwick Analytics, a spin-off from University of Warwick, UK. Prakash has published articles widely in research areas of operational research and management, soft computing tools, and advanced algorithms in leading journals such as IEEE-Trans, EJOR, and IJPR, among others. He has edited an article on Intelligent Approaches to Complex Systems and contributed to books such as Evolutionary Computing in Advanced Manufacturing published by WILEY and Algorithms and Data Structures using R and R Deep Learning Cookbook, published by PACKT.

Dr. Avishek Pal

Dr. Avishek Pal, PhD, is a software engineer, data scientist, author, and an avid Kaggler living in Hyderabad, India. He achieved his Bachelor of Technology degree in industrial engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and earned his doctorate in 2015 from University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom.

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He started his career as a software engineer at IBM India developing middleware solutions for telecom clients. This was followed by stints at a start-up product development company followed by Ericsson, the global telecom giant.

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After doctoral studies, Avishek started his career in India as a lead machine learning engineer for a leading US-based investment company. He is currently working at Microsoft as a senior data scientist.

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Avishek has published several research papers in reputed international conferences and journals.