Kybernetika 44 no. 3, 385-399, 2008

Exponential smoothing for irregular time series

Tomáš Cipra and Tomáš Hanzák


The paper deals with extensions of exponential smoothing type methods for univariate time series with irregular observations. An alternative method to Wright's modification of simple exponential smoothing based on the corresponding ARIMA process is suggested. Exponential smoothing of order for irregular data is derived. A similar method using a DLS () estimation of polynomial trend of order is derived as well. Maximum likelihood parameters estimation for forecasting methods in irregular time series is suggested. The suggested methods are compared with the existing ones in a simulation numerical study.