Prediction Decomposition

In this section, we will demonstrate how to visualize

  • time series forecasting

  • predicted components

by using the plotting utilities that come with the Orbit package.

%matplotlib inline

import pandas as pd
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

import orbit
from orbit.models import DLT
from orbit.diagnostics.plot import plot_predicted_data,plot_predicted_components
from orbit.utils.dataset import load_iclaims

import warnings
# load log-transformed data
df = load_iclaims()
train_df = df[df['week'] < '2017-01-01']
test_df = df[df['week'] >= '2017-01-01']

response_col = 'claims'
date_col = 'week'
regressor_col = ['trend.unemploy', 'trend.filling', 'trend.job']

Fit a model

Here we use the DLTFull model as example.

dlt = DLT(
    prediction_percentiles=[5, 95],
INFO:orbit:Sampling (PyStan) with chains: 4, cores: 8, temperature: 1.000, warmups (per chain): 225 and samples(per chain): 25.
WARNING:pystan:Maximum (flat) parameter count (1000) exceeded: skipping diagnostic tests for n_eff and Rhat.
To run all diagnostics call pystan.check_hmc_diagnostics(fit)
<orbit.forecaster.full_bayes.FullBayesianForecaster at 0x16bc45220>

Plot Predictions

First, we do the prediction on the training data before the year 2017.

predicted_df = dlt.predict(df=train_df, decompose=True)

_ = plot_predicted_data(train_df, predicted_df,
                        date_col=dlt.date_col, actual_col=dlt.response_col)

Next, we do the predictions on the test data after the year 2017. This plot is useful to help check the overall model performance on the out-of-sample period.

predicted_df = dlt.predict(df=test_df, decompose=True)

_ = plot_predicted_data(training_actual_df=train_df, predicted_df=predicted_df,
                        date_col=dlt.date_col, actual_col=dlt.response_col,

Plot Predicted Components

plot_predicted_components is the utility to plot each component separately. This is useful when one wants to look into the model prediction results and inspect each component separately.

predicted_df = dlt.predict(df=train_df, decompose=True)

_ = plot_predicted_components(predicted_df, date_col)

One can use plot_components to have more components to be plotted if they are available in the supplied predicted_df.

_ = plot_predicted_components(predicted_df, date_col,
                              plot_components=['prediction', 'trend', 'seasonality', 'regression'])