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Forecasting Computer Usage

Forecasting Computer Usage

This article, created by Julie M. Hays of the University of St. Thomas, presents a dataset containing actual monthly data on computer usage in Best Buy stores from August 1996 to July 2000. This dataset can be used to illustrate time-series forecasting, causal forecasting, simple linear regression, unequal error variances, and variable transformation. Other key concepts include model-building and seasonal variation. This is a nice lesson as it uses real world data and applies it to basic statistical theory.

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