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Analyzing Time Series Data for Wine Quality Using the R Environment

In this homework, we use R to analyze time series data and clean a dataset containing vital predictor variables and a response variable. Our aim is to identify a model that best fits the data and can be used for predicting wine quality. The solution has been prepared by professionals who excel in using R for time series data. Let's navigate through the steps involved in this analysis.

Problem Description:

The Time Series Analysis using R homework requires the analysis and cleaning of a time series dataset containing at least two predictor variables and one response variable (yt). The goal is to determine a model that best fits the data. The provided dataset can be downloaded from Kaggle:


Select a time series dataset which contains at least two predictor variables and one response variable (yt). We need to analyze and clean the data to ascertain a model which best fits the data.


##the dataset can be downloaded and saved.

1. Exploratory Data Analysis

  1. First check for completeness and consistency of the data (if there are NAs or missing observations, replace with the value of the previous observation; make a note of this)
  2. Provide descriptive analyses of your variables. This should include the five-number summary, histograms with fitted distribution, correlation plots (or heatmap). All figures must include comments.

mydata<-read.csv("C:UsersUserOneDriveDesktop>winequality-red.csv",header =T,sep = ",")



fixed.acidity volatile.acidity citric.acid

Min. : 4.60 Min. :0.1200 Min. :0.000

1st Qu.: 7.10 1st Qu.:0.3900 1st Qu.:0.090

Median : 7.90 Median :0.5200 Median :0.260

Mean : 8.32 Mean :0.5278 Mean :0.271

3rd Qu.: 9.20 3rd Qu.:0.6400 3rd Qu.:0.420

Max. :15.90 Max. :1.5800 Max. :1.000

## Plotting a histogram

fixed.acidity <- mydata$fixed.acidity


Histogram for Fixed Acidity

## the data is normally distributed as show above

# plotting corr heatmap

# Load and install heatmaply package



heatmaply_cor(x = cor(mydata1), xlab = "Features",

ylab = "Features", k_col = 2, k_row = 2)


## Colinearity between different features can be observed

2. Data pre-processing

(a) With tsdisplay or ggtsdisplay, for each variable, use its time series plot, ACF and PACF to comment on its stationarity (you can also decompose the time series). To supplement this, use the appropriate Dickey-Fuller (unit root) test, to determine whether or not it is stationary.

# Importing library



## for first variable (volatile.acidity)




wine.ts1<-ts(mydata2[,2], frequency=4)

#par(mfrow=c(3,1), mar=c(4,4,4,4)) ### Figure 4.5

plot(wine.ts1, type="l", xlab="volatile.acidity",ylab="fixed.acidity")

Fixed Acidity

acf(mydata2[,2], 25, xlab="Lag", ylab="ACF", main="")


acf(mydata2[,2], 25, type="partial", xlab="Lag",ylab="Partial ACF", main="")


## for second variable (citric.acid)




wine.ts2<-ts(mydata3[,2], frequency=4)

#par(mfrow=c(3,1), mar=c(4,4,4,4)) ### Figure 4.5

plot(wine.ts2, type="l", xlab="citric.acid",ylab="fixed.acidity")

Critic acid

acf(mydata3[,2], 25, xlab="Lag", ylab="ACF", main="")

Pacific ACF

# Conduct the augmented Dickey-Fuller test




Augmented Dickey-Fuller Test

data: data2

Dickey-Fuller = -8.62, Lag order = 11, p-value = 0.01

alternative hypothesis: stationary

The test statistic and p-value come out to be equal to -8.62 and 0.01 respectively.

Since the p-value is less than 0.05 we would reject the null hypothesis. It implies that the time series is stationary.


Augmented Dickey-Fuller Test

data: data2

Dickey-Fuller = -7.2507, Lag order = 11, p-value = 0.01

alternative hypothesis: stationary

## The test statistic and p-value come out to be equal to -7.2507and 0.01 respectively.

Since the p-value is less than than 0.05, we would reject the null hypothesis. It implies that the time series is stationary.

(b) If it is not stationary, determine the level of differencing to make our series stationary. We can use the ndiffs function which performs a unit-root test to determine this. After this, difference your data to ascertain a stationary time series. Re-do part c) for your differenced time series and comment on the time series plot, ACF and PACF. Recall that the time series models we’ve observed rely on stationarity.

#Difference the data

dwine1<-diff(mydata2[,2], lag=4)

#par(mfrow=c(3,1), mar=c(4,4,4,4)) ### Figure 4.6

plot(diff(wine.ts1, lag=4), type="l", xlab="volatile.acidity",ylab="Differenced Series")

Difference Series

acf(dwine1, 25, xlab="Lag", ylab="ACF", main="")


acf(dwine1, 25, type="partial", xlab="Lag",ylab="Partial ACF", main="")

Partial ACF

## The series is stationary since the ACF cuts off at lag one and the PACF attenuates.

3. Feature Generation, Model Testing and Forecasting.

(a) Fit an AR(p) model to the data (using part (a), AIC or some built in R function)

#Fitting the model


for (i in 0:4) for (j in 0:4) {

dwine1.fit<-arima(dwine1, order=c(i,0,j))



dwine1.fit<-arima(dwine1, order=c(3,0,4))



arima(x = dwine1, order = c(3, 0, 4))


ar1 ar2 ar3 ma1 ma2 ma3 ma4

0.1165 0.0627 0.0377 0.0202 0.0216 0.0253 -0.9679

s.e. 0.0264 0.0262 0.0264 0.0085 0.0082 0.0085 0.0081



s.e. 6e-04




model.ardlDlm1 = ardlDlm(formula =fixed.acidity ~ volatile.acidity + citric.acid,

data = data.frame(mydata) , p = 2 , q = 1 )


Time series regression with "ts" data:

Start = 3, End = 1599


dynlm(formula = as.formula(model.text), data = data)


Min 1Q Median 3Q Max

-5.6897 -0.7233 -0.0334 0.7063 6.6500


Estimate Std. Error t value Pr(>|t|)

(Intercept) 3.72772 0.24723 15.078 < 2e-16 ***

volatile.acidity.t 1.44002 0.20717 6.951 5.28e-12 ***

volatile.acidity.1 -0.19413 0.21183 -0.916 0.3596

volatile.acidity.2 0.11671 0.20695 0.564 0.5729

citric.acid.t 6.43283 0.19860 32.392 < 2e-16 ***

citric.acid.1 -1.61361 0.25607 -6.301 3.81e-10 ***

citric.acid.2 0.45340 0.19801 2.290 0.0222 *

fixed.acidity.1 0.29360 0.02403 12.216 < 2e-16 ***


Signif. codes: 0 ‘***’ 0.001 ‘**’ 0.01 ‘*’ 0.05 ‘.’ 0.1 ‘ ’ 1

Residual standard error: 1.21 on 1589 degrees of freedom

Multiple R-squared: 0.5196, Adjusted R-squared: 0.5175

F-statistic: 245.5 on 7 and 1589 DF, p-value: < 2.2e-16

4. Provide a brief summary of your findings and state which model performs better.

## adjusted R2. is 0.5175 which means that at least half of the response variable is explained by the predictor variables.

This model has equally distributed residuals around zero. The errors of this model are within a small bandwidth.

This fitted model therefore performs better than the first two models.

5. Suggest any improvements which could’ve been made to the model based on your findings, and what was learnt in class.

From the finding we can see that an increase in volatile. acidity increase the fixed. acidity positively also Increase in citric.acid increase the fixed.acidity

Thus, both should be controlled at an average level.