Is TIM a model? If so, what kind of model?

No, TIM is a model building strategy. TIM generates unique linear-in-parameters models for data of interest. TIM optimizes both the model’s structure and the model’s parameters at the same time. Consequently, models for two different datasets may be substantially different.

Is TIM a machine learning library?

No, TIM is an end-to-end automated model building, forecasting and anomaly detection solution for time series. TIM automates feature engineering, model building and model selection adapted to the desired prediction horizon and data availability.