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W. YarberryCRAN Recipeshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6876-6_17

17. Simple Prediction Methods

William Yarberry1  
Kingwood, TX, USA

Predictive modeling has gotten sophisticated over the years. It is a major discipline of data science and includes some of the most sophisticated mathematics and statistical engineering found anywhere. That being said, some of the tools for prediction are straightforward. We can start with the package prophet, graciously given to the world by Facebook. If you compare prophet to some of the older time series prediction methods, you will be impressed with its simplicity. It has all the trending, seasonality, and other mathematical ...

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