Democratising forecasting workshop in Nigeria

The 5th demcoratising forecasting workshop will take place in Institute of Human Virology in April 2019. Democratising forecasting is an intiaitive lead by Bahman Rostami-Tabar. The aim is to share knownoledge on forecasting and influence relevant practices prioritising the need of population and the society.

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Registeration is closed on Friday 29 March 2019 at 02:30 (UK time).

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge in statistics;
  • No knowledge of forecasting is assumed.
  • No prior knowledge of R is assumed.
  • Attending the webinar.

Participants must bring their own laptop with a recent version of R and RStudio installed, along with the following packages and their dependencies:

  • Download and install R: click here
  • Download and install RStudio: click here

Program

Webinar

  • 1st April 2019
  • Time: 02:30- 03:30 (UK Time)

Day 1: 15 April 2019

  • R and RStudio Essentials
  • Reports with RMarkdown
  • Data preparation
  • Data manipulation
  • Data visualization

Day 2: 16 April 2019

  • Forecasting and decision making
  • Time series patterns
  • Forecaster’s toolbox: time series graphics, simple forecasting methods, residual diagnostics, accuracy measurement

Day 3: 17 April 2019

  • ARIMA models
  • Exponential smoothing models
  • Regression

Schedule

  • Start: 09:30 a.m.
  • End: 04:45 p.m.

Refreshment breaks

  • Morning: 11:15 - 11:30
  • Afternoon: 03:30 - 03:45 p.m.
  • Lunch: 01:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.

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