|The algorithms GeneXproTools 4.0 uses for Time Series Prediction
allow not only the creation of models but also the use of these models to make predictions.
GeneXproTools 4.0 allows you to make two kinds of predictions: one for testing past known events and another for making predictions about the
future or about unknown behavior. In both cases, though, predictions are made
recursively, by evaluating the forecast at t+1, then using it to forecast
t+2, and so on.
You must choose either one of these methods while loading your time series data, as this imposes some constraints on the restructuring of the time series for training.
n testing records (the n last ones) are saved for
testing and sometimes a small number of records from the top must be
deleted. However, you can also change these parameters later in the Settings Panel
-> General Settings Tab.
Thus, the first type of predictions (Testing) can be used for research or pre-evaluation purposes, as it allows you to test the
forecasting capabilities of your model on a set of test observations
that are shown in blue in the Predictions
The second type of predictions (Prediction) is used obviously to predict unknown behavior, and
GeneXproTools 4.0 allows you to venture into the future as far as you see fit, by setting the number of predictions you want to make and then click the Predict
button on the Predictions