buildModel {quantmod}R Documentation

Build quantmod model given specified fitting method


Construct and attach a fitted model of type method to quantmod object.


buildModel(x, method, training.per, ...)


x An object of class quantmod created with specifyModel or an R formula
training.per character vector representing dates in ISO 8601 format “CCYY-MM-DD” or “CCYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS” of length 2
method A character string naming the fitting method. See details section for available methods, and how to create new methods.
... Additional arguments to method call


Currently available methods include:

lm, glm, loess, step, ppr, rpart[rpart], tree[tree], randomForest[randomForest], mars[mda], polymars[polspline], lars[lars], rq[quantreg], lqs[MASS], rlm[MASS], svm[e1071], and nnet[nnet].

The training.per should match the undelying date format of the time-series data used in modelling. Any other style may not return what you expect.

Additional methods wrappers can be created to allow for modelling using custom functions. The only requirements are for a wrapper function to be constructed taking parameters quantmod,, and .... The function must return the fitted model object and have a predict method available. It is possible to add predict methods if non exist by adding an S3 method for predictModel. The buildModel.skeleton function can be used for new methods.


An object of class quantmod with fitted model attached


See buildModel.skeleton for information on adding additional methods


Jeffrey Ryan

See Also

specifyModel tradeModel


## Not run: 
q.model = specifyModel(Next(OpCl(QQQQ)) ~ Lag(OpHi(QQQQ),0:3))
## End(Not run)

[Package quantmod version 0.3-6 Index]