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tsbox 0.2: supporting additional time series classes

August 12, 2019 | usefulr

The tsbox package makes life with time series in R easier. It is built around a set of functions that convert time series of different classes to each other. They are frequency-agnostic, and allow the user to combine time series of multiple non-standard and irregular frequencies. A detailed overview of ...
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tsbox 0.1: class-agnostic time series

April 14, 2019 | usefulr

The R ecosystem knows a vast number of time series classes: ts, xts, zoo, tsibble, tibbletime or timeSeries. The plethora of standards causes confusion. As different packages rely on different classes, it is hard to use them in the same analysis. tsbox provides a set of tools that make it ...
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Time Series of the World, Unite!

May 15, 2018 | usefulr

The R ecosystem knows a ridiculous number of time series classes. So, I decided to create a new universal standard that finally covers everyone’s use case… Ok, just kidding! tsbox, now freshly on CRAN, provides a set of tools that are agnostic towards existing time series classes. It is ...
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Forecasting GDP with R and

May 3, 2017 | usefulr

The website aims to be Switzerland’s FRED – a free comprehensive database of Swiss time series. Powered by R and written in Shiny (also using a bit of JavaScript) it allows you to quickly search and explore a large number of data series. Switzerland’s time series in ...
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seasonal 1.3: A Better Way to Seasonal Adjustment Diagnostics

August 7, 2016 | usefulr

The R package seasonal makes it easy to use X-13ARIMA-SEATS, the seasonal adjustment software by the United States Census Bureau. Thanks to the x13binary package, installing it from CRAN is now as easy as installing any other R package: install.packages("seasonal") The latest version 1.3 comes with a ... [Read more...]

Like peanut butter and jelly: x13binary and seasonal

February 2, 2016 | usefulr

This post was written by Dirk Eddelbuettel and Christoph Sax and posted by both author’s respective blogs. The seasonal package by Christoph Sax brings a very featureful and expressive interface for working with seasonal data to the R environment. It uses the standard tool of the trade: X-13ARIMA-SEATS. ...
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Quickly Explore the Penn World Tables in R

April 17, 2012 | usefulr

The Penn World Tables are one of the greatest source of worldwide macroeconomic data, but dealing with its web interface is somewhat cumbersome. Fortunately, the data is also available as a R package on CRAN. Having some tools at hand … Continue reading → [Read more...]

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