Non-normal models

asked 2014-04-09 08:36:44 +0000

Pantera gravatar image

Hi all,

Background-problem: I have time series data which do not follow a normal distribution (according to skewnes and kartosis - or the Jarque-Bera test). The variables are equal to or greater than zero. The residuals are expected to be non-normally distributed.

I assume I need to use non-normal models. Shazam has a rich model-battery for non-normal models (see Chapter 21. Shazam manual). Question: Do the Shazam-expert-team or users of Shazam have any suggesitons of informative literature which could guide the user in the selection or search for the "right" model to model the non-normal distribution?


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Usually this is done by looking at what distribution makes sense for the dependent variable based on the underlying theory (eg. economic) rather than the residuals.

SHAZAMHelp gravatar imageSHAZAMHelp ( 2014-04-11 06:22:38 +0000 )edit

Thanks for the comment, and I guess the literature mentioned in the chapter 21 could be a good starting point.

Pantera gravatar imagePantera ( 2014-04-11 17:08:40 +0000 )edit