# splinef

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##### Cubic Spline Forecast

Returns local linear forecasts and prediction intervals using cubic smoothing splines.

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##### Usage
splinef(y, h=10, level=c(80,95), fan=FALSE, lambda=NULL, biasadj=FALSE, method=c("gcv","mle"), x=y)
##### Arguments
y
a numeric vector or time series
h
Number of periods for forecasting
level
Confidence level for prediction intervals.
fan
If TRUE, level is set to seq(51,99,by=3). This is suitable for fan plots.
lambda
Box-Cox transformation parameter. Ignored if NULL. Otherwise, forecasts back-transformed via an inverse Box-Cox transformation.
Use adjusted back-transformed mean for Box-Cox transformations. If TRUE, point forecasts and fitted values are mean forecast. Otherwise, these points can be considered the median of the forecast densities.
method
Method for selecting the smoothing parameter. If method="gcv", the generalized cross-validation method from smooth.spline is used. If method="mle", the maximum likelihood method from Hyndman et al (2002) is used.
x
Deprecated. Included for backwards compatibility.
##### Details

The cubic smoothing spline model is equivalent to an ARIMA(0,2,2) model but with a restricted parameter space. The advantage of the spline model over the full ARIMA model is that it provides a smooth historical trend as well as a linear forecast function. Hyndman, King, Pitrun, and Billah (2002) show that the forecast performance of the method is hardly affected by the restricted parameter space.

##### Value

forecast".The function summary is used to obtain and print a summary of the results, while the function plot produces a plot of the forecasts and prediction intervals.The generic accessor functions fitted.values and residuals extract useful features of the value returned by splinef.An object of class "forecast" containing the following elements: containing the following elements:

##### References

Hyndman, King, Pitrun and Billah (2005) Local linear forecasts using cubic smoothing splines. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 47(1), 87-99. http://robjhyndman.com/papers/splinefcast/.

smooth.spline, arima, holt.

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##### Examples
plot(fcast)
summary(fcast)

Documentation reproduced from package forecast, version 7.3, License: GPL (>= 2)

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