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R. Statist. Soc. 3,pp. 245-292 Threshold Autoregression, Limit Cycles and Cyclical Data By H. TONG and K. S. LIM Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology [Read before the ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY at a meeting organized by the RESEARCH SECTION on Wednesday, March 19th, 1980, Professor P. WHITTLE in the Chair] SUMMARY The notion ofa limit cycle, which can only exist in a non-linear system, plays the key role in the modelling of cyclical data. We have shown that the class of threshold autoregressive models is general enough to capture this notion, a definition of which in discrete time is proposed.

For example, no linear Gaussian model can explain properly the saw-tooth cycles apparent in the Canadian lynx data (see, for example, discussion of papers by Campbell and Walker, 1977, and Tong, 1977a), and many riverflow data (see, for example, Lawrance and Kottegoda, 1977). The new era of practical non-linear time series modelling is, without doubt, long overdue. In this paper, we describe the theory and practice of a new class of non-linear time series models which are based on the idea of piece-wise linearization.

1995). A personal overview of nonlinear time series analysis from a chaos perspective (with discussions). Scand. J. Statist. 22, 399-421. Tong, H. and Lim, K. S. (1980). Threshold autoregression, limit cycles and cyclical data (with discussion). J. Roy. Statist. Soc. Ser. B 42, 245-292. Whittle, P. (1954). The statistical analysis of a seiche record. J. Marine Res. (Sears Foundation) 13, 76-100. D. program. D. in 1972 under the supervision of Maurice Priestley, thus making him a student of a student of Maurice Bartlett.