# 7 Time Series Datasets for Machine Learning

Last Updated on August 21, 2019

Machine learning can be applied to time series datasets.

These are problems where a numeric or categorical value must be predicted, but the rows of data are ordered by time.

A problem when getting started in time series forecasting with machine learning is finding good quality standard datasets on which to practice.

In this post, you will discover 8 standard time series datasets that you can use to get started and practice time series forecasting with machine learning.

After reading this post, you will know:

- 4 univariate time series datasets.
- 3 multivariate time series datasets.
- Websites that you can use to search and download more datasets.

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**Updated Apr/2019**: Updated the links to the datasets.

## Univariate Time Series Datasets

Time series datasets that only have one variable are called univariate datasets.

These datasets are a great place to get started because:

- They are so simple and easy to understand.
- You can plot them easily in excel or your favorite plotting tool.
- You can easily

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