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Arbitrary increments/scaling for Timeline view (Read 2179 times)
Johnnie Wilcox - mistersquid
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Arbitrary increments/scaling for Timeline view
May 30th, 2011, 1:31pm
 
I did not find a request for these features in fifteen minutes of searching, which is not much searching so my apologies if this is a duplicate request. Iím also uncertain if my terminology is correct, so Iíll be as precise and concise as I am able.

I would like to work with events whose durations are much smaller than one second in Timeline view. To do so, it would be useful if a noteís $StartDate and $EndDate could take times much smaller than one second (I think one minute is the current limit). For example, a time scale geared to distinguish between events as close together as 10-4 to 10-7 seconds would be useful for events as short as a nuclear chain reaction while scales small as picosecond or nanosecond could be used for events including biomolecular reactions and the first moments of cosmological genesis.

Secondly, the example of the Big Bang suggests another useful feature for Timeline View, which is the option to plot time logarithmically as well as linearly. Logarithmic time scaling would be useful for events and durations much longer than one second.

Thank you for considering my requests.
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Re: Arbitrary increments/scaling for Timeline view
Reply #1 - May 30th, 2011, 6:33pm
 
Don't worry too much about duplicate feature requests; if it's not clearly duplicating something that's been discussed recently, a new request does no harm.

But it's appreciated when people do check earlier discussions, as this sometimes helps refine the suggestion!
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