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Forecasting - feedback

  • 27 August 2021
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Userlevel 6
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Just enabled forecasting feature in our instance and already getting interesting results:

Despite positive numbers across the board the forecast is still negative.. I wonder how? :D


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Userlevel 6
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Turns out the space in the graph is caused by the 0s and they skew the numbers, even though the 0s are in the future but my table has some rows in those dates and it shows up in the graph. Just in case anybody wonders

Userlevel 3

Hi Dawid, yes, the gap of zeros/missing is causing the model to see the trend as going from say 120, 100, 0, 0, 0, 0. So it takes that decline and predicts it. I just had the same example.
I think the algorithm is a bit ‘dumb’ in that sense. 

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