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Time Series Stationarity Testing in R

Steven Sanderson isn’t just spinning in place:

Before we delve into the ts_adf_test() function, let’s understand the concept behind it. The Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) test is a crucial tool in time series analysis. It’s like the Sherlock Holmes of time series data, helping us detect whether a series is stationary or not. Stationarity is a fundamental assumption in time series modeling because many models work best when applied to stationary data.

So, why “Augmented”? Well, it’s an extension of the original Dickey-Fuller test that accounts for more complex relationships within the time series data.

Click through to see how you can use the ts_adf_test() function to get a better feel for whether a time series is stationary.