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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello Everyone,

I will try to explain what am I doing here and I hope someone will understand.

ACF - autocorrelation function

I'm doing a research about non-parametric methods utility. How they fit and are useful in a different environment. I'm generating time series with different sizes of data (N=128, N=256, N=512 and so on, N - represents how many values are in time series.). For the results to be more accurate I generate 10 000 samples for each N=128, N=256... I'm using different ACF values (0,1 , 0,3 , 0,5 , 0,7 and 0,9) to generate those time series. And I also use 4 different distributions (Normal, Exponential, Cauchy and Uniform).

I've managed to generate time series with LAG=1 using autoregressive process X(t) = aX(t-1) + e(t), where a = ACF value, e(t) are successively chosen at random using random number distribution (normal,exp,uni or cauchy).

After having time series generated with specific ACF, I calculate autocorrelation from those generated time series. Having those two different values (ACF and autocorrelation from time series) I can calculate different residues and see where one or another method is more effective.

I couldn't figure out how to generate time series with LAG>1.

So, what I need to do now is to:

A) Generate time series with higher LAG than 1. And while the LAG is increasing, I need ACF value to go down slowly and reach 0 (lets say in 10-20 LAGS)

B) Generate time series with higher LAG than 1. And while the LAG is increasing, I need ACF value to go down FAST and reach 0 (lets say in 2-4 LAGS). ACF = 0 value should repeat itself until LAG=100 and then it should go up significantly

C) Same thing. Generate time series by increasing it's LAG, but the ACF value should be cyclic. It should repeat itself every 4 or 8 or 12 LAG.

I hope you understood what I was trying to say. Can you help me?

I will try to explain what am I doing here and I hope someone will understand.

ACF - autocorrelation function

I'm doing a research about non-parametric methods utility. How they fit and are useful in a different environment. I'm generating time series with different sizes of data (N=128, N=256, N=512 and so on, N - represents how many values are in time series.). For the results to be more accurate I generate 10 000 samples for each N=128, N=256... I'm using different ACF values (0,1 , 0,3 , 0,5 , 0,7 and 0,9) to generate those time series. And I also use 4 different distributions (Normal, Exponential, Cauchy and Uniform).

I've managed to generate time series with LAG=1 using autoregressive process X(t) = aX(t-1) + e(t), where a = ACF value, e(t) are successively chosen at random using random number distribution (normal,exp,uni or cauchy).

After having time series generated with specific ACF, I calculate autocorrelation from those generated time series. Having those two different values (ACF and autocorrelation from time series) I can calculate different residues and see where one or another method is more effective.

I couldn't figure out how to generate time series with LAG>1.

So, what I need to do now is to:

A) Generate time series with higher LAG than 1. And while the LAG is increasing, I need ACF value to go down slowly and reach 0 (lets say in 10-20 LAGS)

B) Generate time series with higher LAG than 1. And while the LAG is increasing, I need ACF value to go down FAST and reach 0 (lets say in 2-4 LAGS). ACF = 0 value should repeat itself until LAG=100 and then it should go up significantly

C) Same thing. Generate time series by increasing it's LAG, but the ACF value should be cyclic. It should repeat itself every 4 or 8 or 12 LAG.

I hope you understood what I was trying to say. Can you help me?