Wide Data Format
Wide Data Format is a tabular representation of time series data that records the states (measurements) of multiple entities. Its defining characteristic is that each table row contains all the data pertaining to any one entity.
An alternative representation of the same data is the Long Data Format
- Tidy Data, H.Wickham, Journal of Statistical Software
Open Source Implementations
Working with wide data formats in possible in many open source python and R packages. For transition phenomena: