Main Article Content
SSA (Singular Spectrum Analysis) starts to become a popular method in decomposing time series into some separable and interpretable series. This study provides an error evaluation in the SSA-based model for trend and multiple seasonal time series forecasting. This error evaluation is obtained by means of a numerical study on the mean square error of the estimators and mean absolute percentage error of the forecast values. Four distinct types of data generating processes (DGP) with varying sample sizes are considered in this experimental study. The parameters are estimated from the component series of SSA. Each DGP is decomposed into trend, periodic and irregular components. All these components except the irregular one are fitted by appropriate deterministic function separately. Based on the numerical simulation results, the estimated parameters are closer to the true values as the sample size increases. As the illustrative example of the real data set implementation, we used the monthly atmospheric concentrations of CO2 from Moana Loa observatory for period January 1959 to June 1972. The proposed method produces better forecast values than the results of SSA-LRF (Linear Recurrent Formula) and TLSAR (Two Level Seasonal Autoregressive). The results encourage the improvement in the time series modeling on the more complex pattern.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).