© 2002

Introduction to Time Series and Forecasting

  • Peter J. Brockwell
  • Richard A. Davis

Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Pages 1-44
  3. Pages 45-82
  4. Pages 83-110
  5. Pages 111-136
  6. Pages 223-257
  7. Pages 259-316
  8. Pages 317-330
  9. Pages 331-367
  10. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
    Pages 435-437
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 369-434

About this book


Some of the key mathematical results are stated without proof in order to make the underlying theory accessible to a wider audience. The book assumes a knowledge only of basic calculus, matrix algebra, and elementary statistics. The emphasis is on methods and the analysis of data sets. The logic and tools of model-building for stationary and nonstationary time series are developed in detail and numerous exercises, many of which make use of the included computer package, provide the reader with ample opportunity to develop skills in this area.
The core of the book covers stationary processes, ARMA and ARIMA processes, multivariate time series and state-space models, with an optional chapter on spectral analysis. Additional topics include harmonic regression, the Burg and Hannan-Rissanen algorithms, unit roots, regression with ARMA errors, structural models, the EM algorithm, generalized state-space models with applications to time series of count data, exponential smoothing, the Holt-Winters and ARAR forecasting algorithms, transfer function models and intervention analysis. Brief introductions are also given to cointegration and to nonlinear, continuous-time and long-memory models.
The time series package included in the back of the book is a slightly modified version of the package ITSM, published separately as ITSM for Windows, by Springer-Verlag, 1994. It does not handle such large data sets as ITSM for Windows, but like the latter, runs on IBM-PC compatible computers under either DOS or Windows (version 3.1 or later). The programs are all menu-driven so that the reader can immediately apply the techniques in the book to time series data, with a minimal investment of time in the computational and algorithmic aspects of the analysis.


Analysis Mathematica Random variable STATISTICA Time series expectation–maximization algorithm innovation modeling sets

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter J. Brockwell
    • 1
  • Richard A. Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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From the reviews:
"The emphasis is on hands-on experience and the friendly software that accompanies the book serves the purpose admirably. ...
The authors should be congratulated for making the subject accessible and fun to learn. The book is a pleasure to read and highly recommended. I regard it as the best introductory text in town." ISI Short Book Reviews