g13bhf produces forecasts of a time series (the output series) which depends on one or more other (input) series via a multi-input model which will usually have been fitted using g13bef. The future values of the input series must be supplied. The original observations are not required. g13bhf uses as input either the original state set obtained from g13bef, or the state set updated by a series of new observations from g13bgf. Standard errors of the forecasts are produced. If future values of some of the input series have been obtained as forecasts using ARIMA models for those series, this may be allowed for in the calculation of the standard errors.
The routine may be called by the names g13bhf or nagf_tsa_multi_inputmod_forecast_state.
The forecasts of the output series are calculated, for , where is the latest time point of the observations used to produce the state set and is the maximum lead time of the forecasts.
First the new input series values are used to form the input components , for , using the transfer function models:
The output noise component is then forecast by setting , for , and using the ARIMA model equations:
This last step of ‘integration’ reverses the process of differencing. Finally the output forecasts are calculated as
The forecast error variance of (i.e., at lead time ) is , which is the sum of parts which arise from the various input series, and the output noise component. That part due to the output noise is
where is the estimated residual variance of the output noise ARIMA model, and are the ‘psi-weights’ of this model as defined in Box and Jenkins (1976). They are calculated by applying the equations (b), (c) and (d) above, for , but with artificial values for the various series and with the constant set to . Thus all values of , , and are taken as zero, for ; is taken to be , for and , for . The resulting values of , for , are precisely as required.
Further contributions to come only from those input series, for which future values are forecasts which have been obtained by applying input series ARIMA models. For such a series the contribution is
where is the estimated residual variance of the input series ARIMA model. The coefficients are calculated by applying the transfer function model equation (a) above, for , but again with artificial values of the series. Thus all values of and , for , are taken to be zero, and are taken to be the psi-weight sequence for the inputseries ARIMA model. The resulting values of , for , are precisely as required.
In adding such contributions to to make up the total forecast error variance , it is assumed that the various input series with which these contributions are associated are statistically independent of each other.
When using the routine in practice an ARIMA model is required for all the input series. In the case of those inputs for which no such ARIMA model is available (or its effects are to be excluded), the corresponding orders and parameters and the estimated residual variance should be set to zero.
Box G E P and Jenkins G M (1976) Time Series Analysis: Forecasting and Control (Revised Edition) Holden–Day
On entry: the exact number of values in the state set array sttf as returned by g13beforg13bgf.
3: – Integer arrayInput
On entry: the orders vector of the ARIMA model for the output noise component.
, , and give respectively the number of autoregressive , moving average , seasonal autoregressive and seasonal moving average parameters.
, and refer respectively to the order of non-seasonal differencing, the order of seasonal differencing, and the seasonal period.
, , , , , , ;
if , ;
if , .
4: – IntegerInput
On entry: the total number of input and output series. There may be any number of input series (including none), but only one output series.
5: – Integer arrayInput
On entry: the transfer function orders , and of each of the input series. The data for input series are held in column . Row 1 holds the value , row 2 holds the value and row 3 holds the value . For a simple input, .
Row 4 holds the value , where for a simple input, or for a transfer function input. When , any nonzero contents of rows 1, 2 and 3 of column are ignored. The choice of or is an option for use in model estimation and does not affect the operation of g13bhf.
, or , for .
6: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: estimates of the multi-input model parameters as returned by g13bef. These are in order, firstly the ARIMA model parameters: values of parameters, values of parameters, values of parameters and values of parameters. These are followed by the transfer function model parameter values , for the first of any input series and similar sets of values for any subsequent input series. The final component of para is the constant .
7: – IntegerInput
On entry: the exact number of , , , , , and parameters. ( must be included, whether its value was previously estimated or was set fixed).
8: – IntegerInput
On entry: the number of forecast values required.
9: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayInput/Output
On entry: the supplied nfv values for each of the input series required to produce the nfv output series forecasts. Column contains the values for input series . Column nser need not be supplied.
On exit: if , then column nser of xxyn contains the output series forecast values (as does fva), but xxyn is otherwise unchanged.
If , then the columns of xxyn hold the corresponding values of the forecast components for each of the input series and the values of the output noise component in that order.
10: – IntegerInput
On entry: the first dimension of the array xxyn as declared in the (sub)program from which g13bhf is called.
11: – Integer arrayInput/Output
On entry: the orders array for each of the input series ARIMA models. Thus, column contains values of , , , , , , for input series . In the case of those inputs for which no ARIMA model is available, the corresponding orders should be set to . (The model for any input series only affects the standard errors of the forecast values.)
On exit: unchanged, apart from column nser which is used for workspace.
12: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: values of the parameters (, , and ) for each of the input series ARIMA models. Thus column contains values of parameters, values of parameters, values of parameters and values of parameters – in that order.
Values in the columns relating to those input series for which no ARIMA model is available are ignored. (The model for any input series only affects the standard errors of the forecast values.)
13: – IntegerInput
On entry: the first dimension of the array parx as declared in the (sub)program from which g13bhf is called.
, where is the maximum number of parameters in any of the input series ARIMA models. If there are no input series, .
14: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: the estimated residual variances for each input series ARIMA model followed by that for the output noise ARIMA model. In the case of those inputs for which no ARIMA model is available, or when its effects are to be excluded in the calculation of forecast standard errors, the corresponding entry of rmsxy should be set to .
15: – IntegerInput
On entry: must not be set to , if the values of the input component series and the values of the output noise component are to overwrite the contents of xxyn on exit, and must be set to if xxyn is to remain unchanged on exit, apart from the appearance of the forecast values in column nser.
16: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: the required forecast values for the output series.
17: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: the standard errors for each of the forecast values.
18: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayOutput
19: – IntegerInput
These arguments are no longer accessed by g13bhf. Workspace is provided internally by dynamic allocation instead.
20: – IntegerInput/Output
On entry: ifail must be set to , or to set behaviour on detection of an error; these values have no effect when no error is detected.
A value of causes the printing of an error message and program execution will be halted; otherwise program execution continues. A value of means that an error message is printed while a value of means that it is not.
If halting is not appropriate, the value or is recommended. If message printing is undesirable, then the value is recommended. Otherwise, the value is recommended. When the value or is used it is essential to test the value of ifail on exit.
On exit: unless the routine detects an error or a warning has been flagged (see Section 6).
6Error Indicators and Warnings
If on entry or , explanatory error messages are output on the current error message unit (as defined by x04aaf).
Errors or warnings detected by the routine:
On entry, and the expected .
Constraint: nsttf, mr and mt must be consistent.
On entry, and the expected .
Constraint: npara, mr and mt must be consistent.
An unexpected error has been triggered by this routine. Please
See Section 7 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
See Section 8 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.
Dynamic memory allocation failed.
See Section 9 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.
The computations are believed to be stable.
8Parallelism and Performance
Background information to multithreading can be found in the Multithreading documentation.
g13bhf is not threaded in any implementation.
The time taken by g13bhf is approximately proportional to .
This example follows up that described in g13bgf and makes use of its data. These consist of output series orders and parameter values, input series transfer function orders and the updated state set.
Four new values of the input series are supplied, as are the orders and parameter values for the single input series ARIMA model (which has values of , values of , value of , single seasonal differencing and a seasonal period of ), and the estimated residual variances for the input series ARIMA model and the output noise ARIMA model.
Four forecast values and their standard errors are computed and printed; also the values of the components and the output noise component corresponding to the forecasts.