[R] Is this a way to perform cross validation?

Paul Bernal p@u|bern@|07 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Sep 5 18:58:56 CEST 2019

Dear friends,

Hope you are all doing great. If I am not mistaken, cross validation is
about splitting the data into two parts: the training dataset and the test
I have a dataset having the number of vehicles sold, from january 2008 up
to june 2019.

I decided to go for an 80-20 scheme (where I would use 80% of the data for
training, and the remaining 20% of the data for testing).

# I am currently using R version 3.6.1 / 64-bit
# I am using packages forecast and MLmetrics

So I did the following:
#my data consists of 138 rows in total
TotalRows <- nrow(dataset)
TestRowStart  <-  floor(0.20*nrow(mydataframe)) + 1
mydataframe <- data.frame(dataset)
trainingrows <- nrow(mydataframe) - floor(0.20*nrow(mydataframe)) # this
obviously gives me a tiny little bit more than the 80% roughly 80.4%
mytrainingdata <- [1:trainingrows,] # took data from january 2008 to
february 2017
tsmytrainingdata <- ts(mytrainingdata$vehicles, start=c(2008,1),
end=c(2017,2), frequency=12)
myarimamodel <- auto.arima(tsmytrainingdata, lambda=0, biasadj=TRUE)
myarimaforec <- forecast(myarimamodel, h=36)
myarimaforecframe <- data.frame(myarimaforec$mean)
TestData <- mydataframe[TestRowStart:TotalRows,]
myarimamodelMAPE <- MAPE(myarimaforecframe[1:(TotalRows - TrainRowStart),],

can this be considered cross validation?

here is the dput() if my dataset, in the case of the code I put above,
mydataframe = datframe (which shows in the dput)

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Best regards,


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