I have a series of events during the day. If I group them in hours I might have something like this:
20 events from 10:00:00 to 10:59:59 30 events from 11:00:00 to 11:59:59 10 events from 12:00:00 to 12:59:59 and so on
If I were to create a bar chart it would be easy by glance to know that maybe I had most of my events in the afternoon and particularly between 15 and 16.
So far so good...
but my question is, what's the most common way to represent events over a period of time ? arguably a heat map also could do the job.
I keep thinking this might be a common problem but I can't think of a nice solution.