On Dec 14, 6:49 am, Idgarad <idga...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Dec 13, 9:11 pm, hru...@odds.stat.purdue.edu (Herman Rubin) wrote: > > > > > In article <64f2afe5-c288-41df-9e08-9f7bef38b...@d4g2000prg.googlegroups.com>, > > > Idgarad <idga...@gmail.com> wrote: > > >I need a roadmap to get me to a decent understanding of statistical > > >time series analysis. The last time I saw college an actor was > > >president. > > >Lets assume I know nothing beyond basic algebra. What online resources > > >and books, and in what order, should I hit them? > > >e.g. > > >Trig -http://blahblahblh.org, "This Great Book I used", etc.. > > >Pre-Calc - > > >Linear Algebra- > > >... > > >Statistics > > >Times Series Analysis > > >etc... > > >In short what educational (self taught, I live on the moon lets say, > > >no colleges near by, etc.) path do I need to hunr down so I can > > >understand say Box & Jenkin's time series book? P.S. I am broke so any > > >non-online resources are coming from the public library. > > > To understand that, you will need at least calculus, > > and Fourier transforms. Get through calculus first; > > you will need that to understand the normal distribution, > > which is used in deriving the methods. > > > You are likely to have to build up to calculus. > > > To really understand time series, considerably more > > is needed, including linear algebra, basic foundations > > of real analysis, and measure theory. > > > "There is no royal road to geometry", or any other > > branch of mathematics. > > > >HEPL! (There is an inside joke to that typo.) > > > -- > > This address is for information only. I do not claim that these views > > are those of the Statistics Department or of Purdue University. > > Herman Rubin, Department of Statistics, Purdue University > > hru...@stat.purdue.edu Phone: (765)494-6054 FAX: (765)494-0558- Hide quoted text - > > > - Show quoted text - > > Perhaps there is no royal road but in your opinion what order in study > would provide the best synergy as I move from topic to topic? > > So that this point based on your suggestions: > > Math Refresher (algebra,trig) > Pre-Calculus > Calculus (Calculus seems to be taught in chunks, differential, > integral, multi-variate, and vector and series) > Linear Algebra > Principals of Fourier Transforms > Analysis > Measure Theory > > Where would Matrix mathmatics fit into this series? I assume somewhere > after Calculus but before Fourier transformations? Would it fall post > Linear Algebra based on required compentencies?