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What are Temporal Data Visualizations?

Temporal Visualizations (or timelines) are similar to one-dimensional linear visualizations.  Because timelines are widely used and vital enough for medical records, project management, and historical presentations, they are considered a separate data type. Temporal data is characterized by items that have a start and finish time, and items may overlap each other. Timeline visualizations usually include all events before, after, or during some time period or moment.

Examples of Temporal Visualizations include: timelines, Gantt charts, stream graphs, arc diagrams/thread arcs, tree rings/concentric circle graphs, time series charts/graphs, and alluvial diagrams

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