1.9 Further reading

  • Armstrong (2001) covers the whole field of forecasting, with each chapter written by different experts. It is highly opinionated at times (and we don’t agree with everything in it), but is full of excellent general advice on tackling forecasting problems.

  • Ord and Fildes (2012) is a forecasting textbook covering some of the same areas as this book, but with a different emphasis and not focussed around any particular software environment. It is written by two of the most highly respected forecasters in the world, with many decades of experience between them.


Armstrong, J S, ed. 2001. Principles of Forecasting: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Ord, J Keith, and Robert Fildes. 2012. Principles of Business Forecasting. South-Western College Pub.