diagnostic-plots {bsts}R Documentation

Diagnostic Plots

Description

Diagnostic plots for distributions of residuals.

Usage

  qqdist(draws, ...)
  AcfDist(draws, lag.max = NULL, xlab = "Lag", ylab = "Autocorrelation", ...)

Arguments

draws

A matrix of Monte Carlo draws of residual errors. Each row is a Monte Carlo draw, and each column is an observation. In the case of AcfDist successive observations are assumed to be sequential in time.

lag.max

The number of lags to plot in the autocorrelation function. See acf.

xlab

Label for the horizontal axis.

ylab

Label for the vertical axis.

...

Extra arguments passed to either boxplot (for AcfDist) or PlotDynamicDistribution (for qqdist).

Details

qqdist sorts the columns of draws by their mean, and plots the resulting set of curves against the quantiles of the standard normal distribution. A reference line is added, and the mean of each column of draws is represented by a blue dot. The dots and the line are the transpose of what you get with qqnorm and qqline.

AcfDist plots the posterior distribution of the autocorrelation function using a set of side-by-side boxplots.

Examples


data(AirPassengers)
y <- log(AirPassengers)

ss <- AddLocalLinearTrend(list(), y)
ss <- AddSeasonal(ss, y, nseasons = 12)
model <- bsts(y, ss, niter = 500)

r <- residuals(model)
par(mfrow = c(1,2))
qqdist(r)   ## A bit of departure in the upper tail
AcfDist(r)  


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