2.7 Lag plots

Figure 2.19 displays scatterplots of quarterly Australian beer production (introduced in Figure 1.1), where the horizontal axis shows lagged values of the time series. Each graph shows \(y_{t}\) plotted against \(y_{t-k}\) for different values of \(k\).

recent_production <- aus_production %>%
  filter(year(Quarter) >= 2000)
recent_production %>% gg_lag(Beer, geom = "point")
Lagged scatterplots for quarterly beer production.

Figure 2.19: Lagged scatterplots for quarterly beer production.

Here the colours indicate the quarter of the variable on the vertical axis. The relationship is strongly positive at lags 4 and 8, reflecting the strong seasonality in the data. The negative relationship seen for lags 2 and 6 occurs because peaks (in Q4) are plotted against troughs (in Q2)