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I create a forecasting experiment using the R engine. My data source is pivoted, hence I need to pass row by row. The output works great with single row prediction. But when I try to populate multiple lines, it still gives single row output - for the first record only.

I'm trying to loop my result as follows :

# Map 1-based optional input ports to variables

dataset1 <- maml.mapInputPort(1) # class: data.frame





#exclude non required columns

my.ds <- dataset1[, -c(4,5,6)]

# set the CIs we want to use here, so we can reuse this vector

cis <- c(80, 95)

for (i in 1:nrow(my.ds)) {

my.start <- my.ds[i,c(3)]

my.product <- my.ds[i, "Product"]

my.location <- my.ds[i, "Location"]

my.result <- melt(my.ds[i,], id = c("Product","Location"))

my.ts <- ts(my.result$value, frequency=52, start=c(my.start,1))

# generate the forecast using those ci levels

f <- forecast(na.interp(my.ts), h=52, level=cis)

# make a data frame containing the forecast information, including the index

z <-,


                       Reduce(cbind, lapply(seq_along(cis), function(i) cbind(f$lower[,i], f$upper[,i])))))

# give the columns better names

names(z) <- c("index", "mean", paste(rep(c("lower", "upper"), times = length(cis)), rep(cis, each = 2), sep = "."))

# manipulate the results as you describe

zw <- z %>%

# keep only the variable you want and its index

mutate(sssf = upper.95 - mean) %>%

select(index, mean, sssf) %>%

# add product and location info

mutate(product = my.product,

       location = my.location) %>%

# rearrange columns so it's easier to read

select(product, location, index, mean, sssf)

zw <- melt(zw, id.vars = c("product", "location", "index"), measure.vars = c("mean","sssf"))

data.set <- cast(zw, product + location ~ index + variable, value = "value")

# Select data.frame to be sent to the output Dataset port



This is the design of my experiment :


And this is how a sample input looks like :

Sample input

I'm testing using the Excel test workbook downloaded from experiment site.

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Try to use this to solve your problem, it will merge the rows and then there will be output outside of the loop.

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ds <- cast(zw, product + location ~ index + variable, value = "value")

data.set <- rbind(data.set, ds)


# Select data.frame to be sent to the output Dataset port


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