Democratising forecasting workshop, October 2018, Iraq

The 3rd demcoratising forecasting workshop will take place in Charmo University in October 2018. Democratising forecasting is a part of Forecasting4Change 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.

Register in Eventbrite

Registeration is closed on Thursday 20 September 2018 at 02:30 (UK time).

Prerequisites

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

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,

  • 21 September 2018
  • Time: 02:30- 03:30 (UK Time)

Day 1: 01 October 2018

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

Day 2: 02 October 2018

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

Day 3: 03 October 2018

  • ARIMA models
  • Regression
  • Model selection

Schedule

  • Start: 09:30 a.m.
  • End: 04:30 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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