Time series block: X-axis label interval


#1

On a dashboard, a time series block with 24 hours time range is displayed with one X-axis label every 24 hours. Typically, there are only two labels appearing on the X-axis.
24-hour time series
It’s more reasonable to display one label every few hours. The density should depend on the width of the plot. For example, a 2-column plot on a desktop can have one label every 3 hours, while a plot on a 4-inch phone in portrait can have one label every 8 hours.

Similarly, a time series block with 7 day time range is displayed with one X-axis label every 7 days. It’s better to have one label every 1 or 2 days.


#2

I notice there has been an update since my last post.
24-hour plot looks nice:

But the 7-day plot labeling is still weird. As seen in this screenshot taken on Jul 12, there’s a “03:01” X-axis label in the middle which refers to Jul 09 03:01. In this case, it would be more reasonable to label the X-axis with dates rather than times. In other words, create an X-axis label at the midnight of every day, and show the date on the label.


#3

Thanks! We did some adjustments based on your earlier feedback. We’ll take a look at the 7 day and see what’s up.


#4

Yeah it looks great now.