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Forecasting Time Series Data with Prophet - Second Edition: Build, improve, and optimize time series forecasting models using Meta's advanced forecast

Forecasting Time Series Data with Prophet - Second Edition: Build, improve, and optimize time series forecasting models using Meta's advanced forecast

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Create and improve fully automated forecasts for time series data with strong seasonal effects, holidays, and additional regressors using Python

Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook


Key Features:

  • Explore Prophet, the open source forecasting tool developed at Meta, to improve your forecasts
  • Create a forecast and run diagnostics to understand forecast quality
  • Fine-tune models to achieve high performance and report this performance with concrete statistics


Book Description:

Forecasting Time Series Data with Prophet will help you to implement Prophet's cutting-edge forecasting techniques to model future data with high accuracy using only a few lines of code. This second edition has been fully revised with every update to the Prophet package since the first edition was published two years ago. An entirely new chapter is also included, diving into the mathematical equations behind Prophet's models. Additionally, the book contains new sections on forecasting during shocks such as COVID, creating custom trend modes from scratch, and a discussion of recent developments in the open-source forecasting community.

You'll cover advanced features such as visualizing forecasts, adding holidays and trend changepoints, and handling outliers. You'll use the Fourier series to model seasonality, learn how to choose between an additive and multiplicative model, and understand when to modify each model parameter. Later, you'll see how to optimize more complicated models with hyperparameter tuning and by adding additional regressors to the model. Finally, you'll learn how to run diagnostics to evaluate the performance of your models in production.

By the end of this book, you'll be able to take a raw time series dataset and build advanced and accurate forecasting models with concise, understandable, and repeatable code.


What You Will Learn:

  • Understand the mathematics behind Prophet's models
  • Build practical forecasting models from real datasets using Python
  • Understand the different modes of growth that time series often exhibit
  • Discover how to identify and deal with outliers in time series data
  • Find out how to control uncertainty intervals to provide percent confidence in your forecasts
  • Productionalize your Prophet models to scale your work faster and more efficiently


Who this book is for:

This book is for business managers, data scientists, data analysts, machine learning engineers, and software engineers who want to build time-series forecasts in Python or R. To get the most out of this book, you should have a basic understanding of time series data and be able to differentiate it from other types of data. Basic knowledge of forecasting techniques is a plus.



Author: Greg Rafferty
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Published: 03/31/2023
Pages: 282
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.08lbs
Size: 9.25h x 7.50w x 0.59d
ISBN: 9781837630417

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