I often find myself dealing with event data over irregular intervals. I generally need to turn these data into a proper univariate timeseries bucketed over a regular interval in order to do anything useful with them. In the interest of me-never-forgetting-how-to-do-this-again, here’s the technique:
Much awesome! We’ve managed to take a bunch of timestamps, which were our events, and turn them into a timeseries bucketed by hour. You can bucket it by whatever you want, though - just change “hour” to “second”, “minute”, “day,” etc. Now you can plot it, analyze it, forecast it, and otherwise go on your merry way.