[R] Time Series ts() Objects

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Mon Feb 11 16:10:28 CET 2002

On Mon, Feb 11, 2002 at 08:53:22AM +0100, Jim Lindsey wrote:
> > 
> > On Mon, Feb 11, 2002 at 03:08:55PM +1300, Ko-Kang Kevin Wang wrote:
> > > Is it possible to create a ts() object, whose data is daily based BUT
> > > measured only on working days?
> > 
> > No, you can't. R only has timeseries with constant frequency or delta-t. 
> What you mean is "ts only has timeseries with constant frequency or delta-t."

Exactly, thank you for making that clearer. I also omitted to say that one
can work around the problem by using, e.g., a delta of 1 day and flagging
non-business days as NA. Adrian Trapletti has examples for that inside the
tseries package.

> There are libraries in R for continuous time series, including my carma
> function in my growth library.

Interesting. Can these have "gaps"? In other words, could one "discretize" a
continuous period and fill only certain segments?  As an example take a week
composed of 7*24*12 = 2016 five-minute intervals, and then "fill" only those
matching Mon - Fri and 9:30 to 16:00 ?


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