Introduction to TimeSeries with Python
This book is about machine learning for timeseries with Python, and you can see this chapter as a 101 class for timeseries. In this chapter, we'll introduce timeseries, the history of research into timeseries, and how to use Python for timeseries.
We'll start with what a timeseries is and its main properties. We'll then look at the history of the study of timeseries in different scientific disciplines foundational to the field, such as demography, astronomy, medicine, and economics.
Then, we'll go over the capabilities of Python for timeseries and why Python is the goto language for doing machine learning with timeseries. Finally, I will describe how to install the most prominent libraries in Python for timeseries analysis and machine learning, and we'll cover the basics of Python as relevant to timeseries and machine learning.
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