1.4 Summary

The thesis is structured as follows. Chapter 2 provides details of the calendar plot, algorithm and applications. This is implemented in the R package sugrrants. Chapter 3 explains the new data abstraction–tsibble–and illustrates how it can be used to for the basis of exploratory methods, visualization and modeling of temporal data. This is available as the R package tsibble. Chapter 4 describes new procedures for exploring temporal missing patterns, and assisting in handling missing values prior to modeling. This is in the developing R package mists.

Chapter 5 summarizes the software tools developed for the work and their impact, and discusses some future plans.