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Employing SimpleTimeSeries for representing time series
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IVOA Note 13 May 2014

Interest/Working Group:
Matthew Graham, Enrique Solano, Mark Cresitello-Dittmar, Omar Laurino
Matthew Graham


There is a current lack in the IVOA of any standardized way to represent an (astronomical) time series. However, online collections of time series data are burgeoning, e.g., CRTS, LINEAR, ASAS, etc. SimpleTimeSeries is an efficient XML format designed for exchanging time series data which can provide a working solution in the interim. We present an overview of SimpleTimeSeries, note its limitations and show how it maps to ongoing work in the DM Working Group.

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This is an IVOA Note expressing suggestions from and opinions of the authors.
It is intended to share best practices, possible approaches, or other perspectives on interoperability with the Virtual Observatory. It should not be referenced or otherwise interpreted as a standard specification.

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