Abstract: Temporal data requires special care to model as it violates several principles of standard machine learning models. R has long had top-of-the-line forecasting tools, though recently new ones have been developed which greatly ease working with time series data. We use the tsibble package for manipulating time series data, feasts for visualization , and fable for building forecasting models such as ETS and ARIMA.
Bio: Jared Lander is the Chief Data Scientist of Lander Analytics a data science consultancy based in New York City, the Organizer of the New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup and the New York R Conference and an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Columbia University. With a masters from Columbia University in statistics and bachelors from Muhlenberg College in mathematics, he has experience in both academic research and industry. His work for both large and small organizations ranges from music and fundraising to finance and humanitarian relief efforts.
He specializes in data management, multilevel models, machine learning, generalized linear models, data management and statistical computing. He is the author of R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics, a book about R Programming geared toward Data Scientists and Non-Statisticians alike and is creating a course on glmnet with DataCamp.
Chief Data Scientist, Author of R for Everyone, Professor | Lander Analytics, Columbia Business School