Chapter 5 Conclusion and future plans

The three papers assembled in this thesis share a common theme of exploratory analysis for temporal data using tidy tools. Chapter 2, “Calendar-based graphics for visualizing people’s daily schedules”, described a new calendar-based display. Chapter 3, “A new tidy data structure to support exploration and modeling of temporal data”, proposed a new temporal data abstraction. Chapter 4, “Data representation, visual and analytical techniques for demystifying temporal missing data”, explored missing data in time. These papers are bundled with software. In this conclusion, I will briefly summarize each package and their impact, and discuss the future directions of my research.