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TWINCY ZATAKIA

07/19/2023, 3:50 PM
Would really appreciate if anyone happen to know how handle missing dates in ts
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Max (Nixtla)

07/19/2023, 8:36 PM
The classical way for sparse date is to create those missing dates and fill them with 0s given that on those date nothing happened.
Instead of: Date 1: 234 Date 5: 7787 you would have: Date 1: 234 Date 2: 0 Date 3: 0 Date 4: 0 Date 5: 7787
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TWINCY ZATAKIA

07/20/2023, 4:13 PM
And apply to model won’t it affect the model performance?
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Max (Nixtla)

07/20/2023, 5:18 PM
Yes, it will. But for the better, assuming that missing data indeed signifies 0. This is often the case in retail data: stores don't usually report 0 sales for items or SKUs. If something doesn't sell, they simply omit that information.