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Mathematical Modelling in Civil Engineering

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R Language: Statistical Computing and Graphics for Modeling Hydrologic Time Series

Gabriela-Roxana Dobre
  • Assistant Professor, Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Mathematics and Computer Science Department
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Published Online: 2015-03-03 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mmce-2014-0018


The analysis and management of Hydrology time series is used for the development of models that allow predictions on future evolutions. After identifying the trends and the seasonal components, a residual analysis can be done to correlate them and make a prediction based on a statistical model. Programming language R contains multiple packages for time series analysis: ‘hydroTSM’ package is adapted to the time series used in Hydrology, package ‘TSA’ is used for general interpolation and statistical analysis, while the ‘forecast’ package includes exponential smoothing, all having outstanding capabilities in the graphical representation of time series. The purpose of this paper is to present some applications in which we use time series of precipitation and temperature from Fagaras in the time period 1966-1982. The data was analyzed and modeled by using the R language.

Keywords: R programming language; Hydrology; Graphics; forecast; Holt-Winters


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Published Online: 2015-03-03

Published in Print: 2014-12-01

Citation Information: Mathematical Modelling in Civil Engineering, Volume 10, Issue 4, Pages 9–18, ISSN (Online) 2066-6934, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mmce-2014-0018.

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