HighStock support for several date format such as decimal year (UTC) or Julian date
It would be very convenient to pass several date formats to HighStock and use the scroll/zoom functionalities with those dates (without any transformation in UTC day-month-year-hour:min:sec).
For instance, astronomers use large time series but dates are usually formatted in "Julian Days", "Modified Julian Days" or Decimal Years (UTC) which are all double numbers. It would be nice to be able to see those values on the X-axis keeping the scroll/zoom functionalities.
UTC decimal years Ex : Date=[2012.345643, 2012.35432,2012.37234, etc...]
Julian dates Ex : [2456342.7345,2456342.7845,etc....]
modified Julian dates : Ex : [56342.2345,56342.2845,etc....]
Damien Segransan commented
Yes, that would be similar to a linear X axis, but the data is not (always) evenly spaced.
For decimal UTC years [unit="years"], you could have :
Xdata [2012.0423, 2012.1156, 2012.2451, 2012.35564, 2012.7203, 2012.8546, 2012.9029, 2012.9845]
For julian dates, that's similar to decimal UTC years but the unit is "days" instead of "years".
Would this in effect be the same as a linear X axis?