Sean J. Taylor

Prophet: a practical forecasting tool

My friend Ben Letham and I finally open sourced an in-house forecasting tool we developed at Facebook called Prophet.  It was incredibly exciting to release work done inside Facebook and make it available to the public.  We’ve already gotten a lot of great press and some excellent contributions.  Here are some important links:

We’d love it if you tried Prophet and found it useful.  Prophet has a very simple interface and is implemented in both R and Python so most data scientists should find it immediately useful.  Please tell us if you encounter issues or have success using it!