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This example shows how to estimate a multiplicative seasonal
ARIMA model by using the Econometric Modeler app. The data set, which is stored in
`mlr/examples/econ/Data_Airline.mat`

, contains monthly counts of airline
passengers. The folder `mlr`

is the value of
`matlabroot`

.

At the command line, load the `Data_Airline.mat`

data set.

load(fullfile(matlabroot,'examples','econ','Data_Airline.mat'))

At the command line, open the **Econometric Modeler** app.

econometricModeler

Alternatively, open the app from the apps gallery (see **Econometric
Modeler**).

Import `DataTable`

into the app:

On the

**Econometric Modeler**tab, in the**Import**section, click .In the

**Import Data**dialog box, in the**Import?**column, select the check box for the`DataTable`

variable.Click

**Import**.

The variable `PSSG`

appears in the **Data
Browser**, and its time series plot appears in the **Time
Series Plot(PSSG)** figure window.

The series exhibits a seasonal trend, serial correlation, and possible exponential growth. For an interactive analysis of serial correlation, see Detect Serial Correlation Using Econometric Modeler App.

Address the exponential trend by applying the log transform to
`PSSG`

.

In the

**Data Browser**, select`PSSG`

.On the

**Econometric Modeler**tab, in the**Transforms**section, click**Log**.

The transformed variable `PSSGLog`

appears in the **Data Browser**, and its time series plot
appears in the **Time Series Plot(PSSGLog)** figure
window.

The exponential growth appears to be removed from the series.

Address the seasonal trend by applying the 12th order seasonal difference.
With `PSSGLog`

selected in the **Data
Browser**, on the **Econometric Modeler** tab, in
the **Transforms** section, set **Seasonal**
to `12`

. Then, click
**Seasonal**.

The transformed variable `PSSGLogSeasonalDiff`

appears in the **Data Browser**, and its time series plot
appears in the **Time Series Plot(PSSGLogSeasonalDiff)** figure
window.

The transformed series appears to have a unit root.

Test the null hypothesis that `PSSGLogSeasonalDiff`

has a unit root by using the Augmented Dickey-Fuller test. Specify that the
alternative is an AR(0) model, then test again specifying an AR(1) model. Adjust
the significance level to 0.025 to maintain a total significance level of 0.05.

With

`PSSGLogSeasonalDiff`

selected in the**Data Browser**, on the**Econometric Modeler**tab, in the**Tests**section, click**New Test**>**Augmented Dickey-Fuller Test**.On the

**ADF**tab, in the**Parameters**section, set**Significance Level**to`0.025`

.In the

**Tests**section, click**Run Test**.In the

**Parameters**section, set**Number of Lags**to`1`

.In the

**Tests**section, click**Run Test**.

The test results appear in the **Results** table of the
**ADF(PSSGLogSeasonalDiff)** document.

Both tests fail to reject the null hypothesis that the series is a unit root process.

Address the unit root by applying the first difference to
`PSSGLogSeasonalDiff`

. With
`PSSGLogSeasonalDiff`

selected in the
**Data Browser**, click the **Econometric
Modeler** tab. Then, in the **Transforms**
section, click **Difference**.

The transformed variable `PSSGLogSeasonalDiffDiff`

appears in the **Data Browser**, and its time series plot
appears in the **Time Series Plot(PSSGLogSeasonalDiffDiff)**
figure window.

Rename the `PSSGLogSeasonalDiffDiff`

variable to
`PSSGStable`

:

In the

**Data Browser**, right-click`PSSGLogSeasonalDiffDiff`

.In the context menu, select

**Rename**.Enter

`PSSGStable`

.

The app updates the names of all documents associated with the transformed series.

Determine the lag structure for a conditional mean model of the data by plotting the sample autocorrelation function (ACF) and partial autocorrelation function (PACF).

With

`PSSGStable`

selected in the**Data Browser**, click the**Plots**tab, then click**ACF**.Show the first 50 lags of the ACF. On the

**ACF**tab, set**Number of Lags**to`50`

.Click the

**Plots**tab, then click**PACF**.Show the first 50 lags of the PACF. On the

**PACF**tab, set**Number of Lags**to`50`

.Drag the

**ACF(PSSGStable)**figure window above the**PACF(PSSGStable)**figure window.

According to [1], the
autocorrelations in the ACF and PACF suggest that the following
SARIMA(0,1,1)×(0,1,1)_{12} model is appropriate for
PSSGLog.

$$(1-L)\left(1-{L}^{12}\right){y}_{t}=\left(1+{\theta}_{1}L\right)\left(1+{\Theta}_{12}{L}^{12}\right){\epsilon}_{t}.$$

Close all figure windows.

Specify the SARIMA(0,1,1)×(0,1,1)_{12} model.

In the

**Data Browser**, select the`PSSGLog`

time series.On the

**Econometric Modeler**tab, in the**Models**section, click the arrow >**SARIMA**.In the

**SARIMA Model Parameters**dialog box, on the**Lag Order**tab:**Nonseasonal**sectionSet

**Degrees of Integration**to`1`

.Set

**Moving Average Order**to`1`

.Clear the

**Include Constant Term**check box.

**Seasonal**sectionSet

**Period**to`12`

to indicate monthly data.Set

**Moving Average Order**to`1`

.Select the

**Include Seasonal Difference**check box.

Click

**Estimate**.

The model variable `SARIMA_PSSGLog`

appears in the
**Data Browser**, and its estimation summary appears in the
**Model Summary(SARIMA_PSSGLog)** document.

The results include:

**Model Fit**— A time series plot of`PSSGLog`

and the fitted values from`SARIMA_PSSGLog`

.**Residual Plot**— A time series plot of the residuals of`SARIMA_PSSGLog`

.**Parameters**— A table of estimated parameters of`SARIMA_PSSGLog`

. Because the constant term was held fixed to 0 during estimation, its value and standard error are 0.**Goodness of Fit**— The AIC and BIC fit statistics of`SARIMA_PSSGLog`

.

[1]
Box, G. E. P., G. M. Jenkins, and G. C. Reinsel. *Time Series Analysis: Forecasting and Control*. 3rd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1994.