Chapter 5. Temporal Patterns


"Time is not a line, but a series of now-points"

 --Taisen Deshimaru

Time is the most important attribute of any event. Without the time attribute, no event has any meaning. It is not just the time occurred; there are many other time-related attributes in an event. Events change state over a period of time, and all these points of time where there is a change of state become part of the event. Together, they become individual time attributes. These time attributes are used to perform a lot of analyses, processing, and reporting activities related to the events. In this case, if an event is considered as a data point, time is part of this data point.

There is another class of data points that change over a period of ...

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