Francisco Bischoff

26 mai 2021

Time Series with Matrix Profile

Important News!!!

The tsmp package is being modified to allow a great change in speed using the matrixprofiler package. We will make all efforts to keep it back compatible.

A slightly more explained text is available here.


R Functions implementing UCR Matrix Profile Algorithm (

This package allows you to use the Matrix Profile concept as a toolkit.

This package provides:

  • Algorithms to build a Matrix Profile: STAMP, STOMP, SCRIMP++, SIMPLE, MSTOMP and VALMOD.
  • Algorithms for MOTIF search for Unidimensional and Multidimensional Matrix Profiles.
  • Algorithm for Chains search for Unidimensional Matrix Profile.
  • Algorithms for Semantic Segmentation (FLUSS) and Weakly Labeled data (SDTS).
  • Algorithm for Salient Subsections detection allowing MDS plotting.
  • Basic plotting for all outputs generated here.
  • Sequencial workflow, see below.
# Basic workflow:
matrix <- tsmp(data, window_size = 30) %>%
  find_motif(n_motifs = 3) %T>%

# SDTS still have a unique way to work:
model <- sdts_train(data, labels, windows)
result <- sdts_predict(model, data, round(mean(windows)))

Please refer to the User Manual for more details.

Please be welcome to suggest improvements.


# Install the released version from CRAN

# Or the development version from GitHub:
# install.packages("devtools")

Currently available Features

  • STAMP (single and multi-thread versions)

  • STOMP (single and multi-thread versions)

  • STOMPi (On-line version)

  • SCRIMP (single-thread, not for AB-joins yet)

  • Time Series Chains

  • Multivariate STOMP (mSTOMP)

  • Multivariate MOTIF Search (from mSTOMP)

  • Salient Subsequences search for Multidimensional Space

  • Scalable Dictionary learning for Time Series (SDTS) prediction

  • FLUSS (Fast Low-cost Unipotent Semantic Segmentation)

  • FLOSS (Fast Low-cost On-line Unipotent Semantic Segmentation)

  • SiMPle-Fast (Fast Similarity Matrix Profile for Music Analysis and Exploration)

  • Annotation vectors (e.g., Stop-word MOTIF bias, Actionability bias)

  • FLUSS Arc Plot and SiMPle Arc Plot

  • Exact Detection of Variable Length Motifs (VALMOD)

  • MPdist: Matrix Profile Distance

  • Time Series Snippets

  • Subsetting Matrix Profiles (head(), tail(), [, etc.)

  • Misc:

    • MASS v2.0
    • MASS v3.0
    • MASS extensions: ADP (Approximate Distance Profile, with PAA)
    • MASS extensions: WQ (Weighted Query)
    • MASS extensions: QwG (Query with Gap)
    • Fast moving average
    • Fast moving SD


  • Profile-Based Shapelet Discovery

Matrix Profile Foundation

Our next step unifying the Matrix Profile implementation in several programming languages.

Visit: Matrix Profile Foundation


New benchmarks for the new package matrixprofiler is available at RPubs.

Package dependencies

Code of Conduct

Please note that the tsmp project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By contributing to this project, you agree to abide by its terms.