### auto.arima() Function

R also has a package called forecast, which contains many forecasting functions for time series and linear models. It also contains a very useful function called `auto.arima`

, which returns the best ARIMA model according to either AIC, AICc or BIC value. The function conducts a search over possible models within the order constraints provided.

Let’s try the `auto.arima`

function on our time series.

> fb_fit_auto <- auto.arima(fb_ts) > fb_fit_auto Series: fb_ts ARIMA(1,1,4) with drift Coefficients: ar1 ma1 ma2 ma3 ma4 drift -0.8405 0.8626 -0.0123 -0.1632 -0.1768 0.0800 s.e. 0.1080 0.1111 0.0488 0.0509 0.0381 0.0478 sigma^2 estimated as 2.581: log likelihood=-1426.29 AIC=2866.58 AICc=2866.73 BIC=2898.97 >

The `auto.arima`

function suggests the best fit model as ARIMA(1,1,4) with drift.

The following code creates the forecast for the FB stock prices using the suggested model:

fb_fit <- arima(fb_ts, order = c(1, 1, 4)) fb_forecast <- predict(fb_fit , n.ahead = 20) fb_forecast_values <- fb_forecast$pred plot.ts(fb_ts, xlim = c(0, 900), ylim = c(50,160)) points(fb_forecast_values , type = "l", col = 2)

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