If your time variable is not in the format the program recognises, then you have to supply the time-structure information through the module's command window.
Click Provide Time Information and then press CREATE
In Start Date, enter the year in which the series started
In Frequency, enter the number of seasons in a year (e.g., 12 for monthly data)
3for March if using monthly data)
iNZight currently doesn't have an automatic method for reading hourly, daily, or weekly time data, however you can manually provide the information. For hourly (see 1 below), daily (see 2 below) or weekly (see 3 below)
1. To do this for hourly data, use the following values for the Provide Time Information window:
*if it makes sense for the data not to start on the first day, you can adjust the start date. For example, if you have hourly data for the month of March, but the data starts on the 2nd, set start date to 2.
2. To do this for daily data, use the following values for the Provide Time Information window:
*if it makes sense for the data not to start on the first week (or whatever your chosen cycle is), you can adjust the start date. For example, if you have daily data in weekly cycles for a year, but the data starts in the second week, set the start date to 2.
NOTE: "years" will not exist; if you have daily observations over several years, the week numbers will continue to increase beyond 52.
3. To do this for weekly data is not simple as there is not an exact number of full weeks in any given year. If time series data comprises weekly observations you need to assume that there are 52 weekly observations per year.