Altair® Panopticon


Snapshot Time

A time series visualization consists of a series of time slices, within a defined time window.  The snapshot time identifies a particular slice, which can be highlighted further in separate visualizations.

The snapshot is highlighted on the time series visualization through the aid of a vertical grid line.

The snapshot can be selected to focus on particular spikes or abnormalities in the data through either:

  • Moving the snapshot on the time filter

  • Right-clicking on the graph, and selecting Set snapshot here


The snapshot will be set for the selected time. For example: 6/27/2008


Setting the snapshot can also be displayed on the associated Time Filter Box of a Timeseries visualization. For example, for 2/4/2008:

You can also drag the snapshot line anywhere in the visualization. Hover your mouse on the snapshot line and move it either to the left or to the right.

Note that this is only available when the rendering mode in the Web Client is set to Client-side.