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Programming with Timespans in Interactive Visualizations

@article{Wu2019ProgrammingWT,
  title={Programming with Timespans in Interactive Visualizations},
  author={Yifan Wu and Remco Chang and Eugene Wu and Joseph M. Hellerstein},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2019},
  volume={abs/1907.00075}
}
Modern interactive visualizations are akin to distributed systems, where user interactions, background data processing, remote requests, and streaming data read and modify the interface at the same time. This concurrency is crucial to provide an interactive user experience---forbidding it can cripple responsiveness. However, it is notoriously challenging to program distributed systems, and concurrency can easily lead to ambiguous or confusing interface behaviors. In this paper, we present DIEL… 

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