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How to predict future values

I’ve seen a few tutorials on predicting current values, but what if I wanted to predict a future value.

Let’s say I had a data set of dates and plant height dates, with other attributes such as when a fertilizer was switched, change of plant food, etc…

What I want to estimate is what will be the future sizes based on what has happened in the past.

One question it would answer, would be… If I added a specific plant food to a plant how much will the plant grow in 1 year.

Is there a specific analysis type I should look into? Is this still linear regression?

Thanks in advance

Hi @mark4carter:

Usually linear regression should be sufficient, unless you for some reason don’t have the data for the predicted growth (maybe for germination stages only). Check out the articles below which might be useful in helping you determine the type of algorithm to use: