stripMine {dse}R Documentation

Select a Data Subset and Model

Description

Select a data subset and model.

Usage

    stripMine(all.data, essential.data=1, 
                       estimation.sample=.5, 
                       discard.before=1, horizons=1:12,quiet=FALSE,
                       estimation.methods=NULL,
                       step.size=NULL)

Arguments

all.data

An object of class TSdata.

essential.data

A vector indicating the important series.

estimation.sample

The portion of the data to use for estimation.

discard.before

Period before which data should be disacrded when calculating the forecast covariances.

horizons

Forecast horizons which should be considered.

quiet

If T then estimation information is not printed. quiet=TRUE may also have to be set in the arguments to estimation methods.

estimation.methods

A list indicating the model estimation method to use. The list should contain one element. The name of the element indicates the estimation method to use and the value of the element is a list of arguments to pass to the estimation method.

step.size

An integer indicting how many dta subset/model steps should be attempted. This may be necessary to accommodate memory constraints on the system. (see below.)

Details

Calculate the predictions cov for essential.data of models estimated with estimation methods indicated by estimation.methods. estimation.methods is a list with syntax similar to programs for comparing estimation methods (eg. estimateModels), BUT ONLY THE FIRST element (estimation method) is considered. Essential.data indicates the subset of output variables to included in all models. It should be a vector of the indices. All possible combinations of input series and other output series data are considered. If omitted, essential.data is taken as the first output series. Only forecast covariances for essential data are returned. discard.before is an integer indicating 1+the number of points in the beginning of predictions to discard for calculating prediction covariances. estimation.sample indicates the portion of the data to use for estimation. If estimation.sample is an integer then it is used to indicate the number of points in the sample to use for estimation. If it is a fracton it is used to indicate the portion of points to use for estimation. The remainder of the sample is used for evaluating predictions. If step.size is NULL then all possible data permutations are attempted. Because S has a hard-coded limit in the number of synchronize calls this is not always possible (For loops call synchronize.) An error message: Error in synchronize(1): No room in database table If step.size is not NULL it should be a positive integer. In this case variable permutions are divided up into steps of the given size. The result returned by the function can be used to continue from the last step: intermediate.result <- stripMine(data, ...) intermediate.result <- stripMine(intermediate.result) intermediate.result <- stripMine(intermediate.result) result <- stripMine(intermediate.result) This can be done either interactively or in a batch process, but cannot be done in a function because the database table is not cleared until the top level expression is complete. The class of an intermediate result is stripMine.intermediate.result and the class of the final result is c('forecastCovEstimatorsWRTdata.subsets', 'forecastCov') If the final result is used in a call to stripMine then it is just returned, so extra calls do not cause errors and are very quick. This is useful when you are too lazy to calculate the exact number of steps.

Value

The returned result contains a list (forecastCov) of the forecast covariance on the essential data for the various models and data subsets. It can be plotted with the generic function tfplot. Additional information in the result comes from the function arguments.

See Also

estBlackBox4

Examples

data("eg1.DSE.data.diff", package="dse")
z <- stripMine(eg1.DSE.data.diff, 
    estimation.methods=list(bft=list(max.lag=2, verbose=FALSE)))

[Package dse version 2020.2-1 Index]