Visualizing Event Frames

Discussion created by rdavin Employee on Nov 23, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 23, 2011 by RJKSolutions

With the advent of AF 2.4, many are excited about the production release of event frames.  Naturally this leads to the question of "How will we visualize event frames"?  At Nalco Chemical Company, we've devised 2 ways of visualizing event frames (both shown on the one plot below).  The first way is to show the event frame itself as a bracketed bar.  The other way to write a custom data referenced that takes our transactional event frame data and converts it to a time-series average, which can be trended.


Besides sharing this graphic, it's also a great lead in for shameless self-promotion for a vCampus Live! presentation by my colleage, Randy Esposito, and myself on Thursday, Dec 1, at 2:15PM in Track 4 (Presidio Room).  Our presentation will be on how we use event frames to model our corrosion coupon data.




Of course, any act of shameless self-promotion means we don't share everything here and now.  There was a lot of pain points to overcome in producing this plot, which will remain as a topic of our presentation.  If you'd like to know more, please come see us on Thurs, Dec 1.  Though I will tease you with the lack of some details, I will address some superficial items.


For one, the plot is a custom WinForm produced in VS 2010.  The red items are event frames.  You will note we sometimes have overlapping event frames, so we added a little eye-candy by making the red horizontal line thicker to denote overlapping.  The blue line is the calculated average of the event frames.  This average is produced by a custom data reference.  The white area is the timeContext of the plot.  Since event frames can begin or end outside of the timeContext, we include them in the gray area of this particular visual.   


That said, we hope to see you there when we cover some more details.