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What is a timeseries?

A timeseries is a list of values where each value represents an observation at a specific point in time.

What are timeseries used for?

A timeseries is used to record observations or metrics over time, e.g.

  • Stock prices
  • Sales volumes
  • Weather information, such as temperature
  • IOT metrics from IOT devices

What does a timeseries look like?

A timeseries can be plotted on a chart with the x-axis as the timeline and the y-axis as the values.


This timeseries represents the currency exchange rate for the Euro against UK Pound Sterling over a period of time