RDF -- How to Verify the Forecast Method Picked by the Forecasting Algorithm
Last updated on MAY 31, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting - Version 188.8.131.52 and later
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Is there a sure way of determining the forecast method that is ultimately picked by the forecasting algorithm? If I set the forecasting method to Causal, but the data does not support a good Causal forecast, how do I know that the system selected the fallback method rather than Causal?
In order to test whether Causal was chosen in my environment, I set the fallback parameter to two different methods and ran the forecast over the same data set. The forecast figures remained the same, immaterial of which fallback method I chose. Does this necessarily ensure that Causal was chosen, as the fallback parameter had no effect? Is this approach correct, or is there another means of verifying which method was picked?
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