Libra: A Benchmark for Time Series Forecasting Methods


Libra, a forecasting benchmark, automatically evaluates forecasting methods based on their performance in a diverse set of evaluation scenarios. The benchmark comprises four different use cases, each covering 100 heterogeneous time series taken from different domains.

The GitHub page includes documentation, getting started, and examples.


In order to use and install this R package, ensure that R (≥ 3.2) is installed.



  • André Bauer


  • André Bauer, andre.bauer(at)
    University of Würzburg
    Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany





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