Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: Forecasting 101

Forecasting 101

"Forecasting 101" is a 3-hour webinar designed to introduce participants to the field of forecasting. 

Topics will include:

  • Theory of forecasting

  • Considerations one must consider when developing forecasting models

  • The importance of data in the forecasting process

  • Qualitative versus quantitative forecasting models

  • An introduction to the types of time-series models available

  • Forecast evaluation

This course is ideal for organizations and/or individuals who are interested in better understanding what is needed to develop a rigorous and robust forecasting process. The 3-hour webinar will include supporting materials provided to all participants. Attendee participation is encouraged throughout the webinar. 

Price:

$250 per person: Early registration price of $200 through December 15th.

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Jan
29
to Jan 31

Applied Time Series with R

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Day 1

R Bootcamp

Monday, January 29th
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

"R Bootcamp" is a 'hands on' introduction to the power of R language for data handling, manipulation, analysis and presentation. "R Bootcamp" is highly recommended even for the most experienced user, as Haver database integration and an introduction to the ggplot2 graphing package will be covered in detail.

Topics will include:

  • R language and environment for statistical computing and graphics
  • An introduction to RStudio, working with time series data, transforming series, graphing, exporting output to Word and Excel, and links to useful sites to retrieve programs and packages, R community
  • Powerful data import features and integration with databases
  • Graphing time series data using ggplot2 package
  • Calculating means, variance, covariance, and hypothesis tests
  • Data analysis: time series theory, correlograms, serial correlation tests
  • Regression analysis, specification, interpreting results, and functional form

Days 2 & 3

Applied Time Series with R

Tuesday, January 30th to Wednesday, January 31st
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

"Applied Time Series with R" is the follow up to "R Bootcamp". The objective is to introduce fundamental time-series concepts and teach their implementation with a wide selection of packages available in R. Real-world economic and financial data is used throughout the two days giving participants the opportunity to explore data and view results directly related to their line of work.

This two-day course is designed to be applied with a hands-on approach taken. Applicable time-series theory is introduced, but formal proofs are not explored in depth. The objective of the course is to leave participants with a catalog of time-series models and the knowledge to know when and how to apply each. Throughout the course, participants will be given additional resources and references for further exploration.

Tuesday's topics will include:

  • Univariate time series models, motivation, estimation, and forecasting
  • Model selection: R-squared, Mean Squared Error, Akaike and Schwarz information criteria
  • Serial correlation
  • Unit root tests
  • Forecast evaluation
  • Introduction to multivariate models

Wednesday's topics will include:

  • Vector auto-regressions: estimation and forecasting
  • Granger causality
  • Impulse response analysis
  • Co-integration, Engle-Granger test
  • Vector error correction models
  • Forecasting with multivariate models

Pricing:

1 day: $850    2 days: $1600    3 days: $2200

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

Participants are expected to bring their own laptops equipped with R, loaded with R Studio, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.* Other course materials will be provided.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Cancellations received prior to five full business days before the date of the seminar will be honored. For cancellations received after the five day deadline but before the date of the seminar, the full fee less $200 will be converted to a transferable, nonrefundable credit to be applied toward a future seminar. Any credits issued must be used within one year. If notification of cancellation is not received prior to the first day of the seminar, the full fee is payable. Colleague substitution permitted with no penalty.

Class size is small and content tailored to fit participants’ interests. The teaching approach is interactive, with discussion of practical concepts coupled with working through examples of model selection, estimation, and forecasting with illustrative macroeconomic and financial datasets.

 

Call or email for more information: 720-943-0878  info@clearfutureconsulting.com

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Apr
16
to Apr 18

Applied Time Series with R

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Day 1

R Bootcamp

Monday, April 16th
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

"R Bootcamp" is a 'hands on' introduction to the power of R language for data handling, manipulation, analysis and presentation. "R Bootcamp" is highly recommended even for the most experienced user, as Haver database integration and an introduction to the ggplot2 graphing package will be covered in detail.

Topics will include:

  • R language and environment for statistical computing and graphics
  • An introduction to RStudio, working with time series data, transforming series, graphing, exporting output to Word and Excel, and links to useful sites to retrieve programs and packages, R community
  • Powerful data import features and integration with databases
  • Graphing time series data using ggplot2 package
  • Calculating means, variance, covariance, and hypothesis tests
  • Data analysis: time series theory, correlograms, serial correlation tests
  • Regression analysis, specification, interpreting results, and functional form

Days 2 & 3

Applied Time Series with R

Tuesday, April 17th to Wednesday, April 18th
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

"Applied Time Series with R" is the follow up to "R Bootcamp". The objective is to introduce fundamental time-series concepts and teach their implementation with a wide selection of packages available in R. Real-world economic and financial data is used throughout the two days giving participants the opportunity to explore data and view results directly related to their line of work.

This two-day course is designed to be applied with a hands-on approach taken. Applicable time-series theory is introduced, but formal proofs are not explored in depth. The objective of the course is to leave participants with a catalog of time-series models and the knowledge to know when and how to apply each. Throughout the course, participants will be given additional resources and references for further exploration.

Tuesday's topics will include:

  • Univariate time series models, motivation, estimation, and forecasting
  • Model selection: R-squared, Mean Squared Error, Akaike and Schwarz information criteria
  • Serial correlation
  • Unit root tests
  • Forecast evaluation
  • Introduction to multivariate models

Wednesday's topics will include:

  • Vector auto-regressions: estimation and forecasting
  • Granger causality
  • Impulse response analysis
  • Co-integration, Engle-Granger test
  • Vector error correction models
  • Forecasting with multivariate models

Pricing:

1 day: $850    2 days: $1600    3 days: $2200

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

Participants are expected to bring their own laptops equipped with R, loaded with R Studio, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.* Other course materials will be provided.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Cancellations received prior to five full business days before the date of the seminar will be honored. For cancellations received after the five day deadline but before the date of the seminar, the full fee less $200 will be converted to a transferable, nonrefundable credit to be applied toward a future seminar. Any credits issued must be used within one year. If notification of cancellation is not received prior to the first day of the seminar, the full fee is payable. Colleague substitution permitted with no penalty.

Class size is small and content tailored to fit participants’ interests. The teaching approach is interactive, with discussion of practical concepts coupled with working through examples of model selection, estimation, and forecasting with illustrative macroeconomic and financial datasets.

 

Call or email for more information: 720-943-0878  info@clearfutureconsulting.com

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