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A Tour of Time Series Analysis

Talk will be given to PyData San Francisco on 13 August 2016. Summary:

  • Covers several time series methods, with a focus on score-driven models
  • Uses the PyFlux library to perform analysis with these models.
  • Contains a simple NFL prediction model - a starting point for those getting into sports analytics.


  • I said dropout approximates a 'Bayesian model': I meant to say it approximates Bayesian inference (the model itself isn't Bayesian or frequentist per say). See
  • I mispoke and said "metrics like KL divergence" - while KL looks like a mathematical metric, it doesn't actually satisfy the triangle inequality so isn't a metric in the strict sense; see the literature on Bregman divergences.
  • I often said overround instead of overflow in the Q&A; I used to be a sports quant so perhaps the former comes more naturally to my mind...
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