Prediction of Stationary Processes

  • Peter J. Brockwell
  • Richard A. Davis
Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)

Abstract

In this chapter we investigate the problem of predicting the values {X t , tn + 1} of astationary process in terms of {X 1,..., X n }. Theideais to utilize observations taken at or before time n to forecast the subsequent behaviour of {X t }. Given any closed subspace M of L 2(Ω, F, P), the best predictor in M of X n+h is defined to be the element of M with minimum mean-square distance from X n+h This of course is not the only possible definition of “best”, but for processes with finite second moments it leads to a theory of prediction which is simple, elegant and useful in practice. (In Chapter 12 we shall introduce alternative criteria which are needed for the prediction of processes with infinite second-order moments.)

Keywords

Stationary Process Prediction Error Linear Predictor Orthogonal Subspace Autocovariance Function 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

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

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