Commit bc10b602 authored by Aurélien Campéas's avatar Aurélien Campéas
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doc: add a purpose section

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[TOC]
# Purpose
`tshistory` is targetted at applications where
[backtesting][backtesting] is an essential feature of the time series
long term handling and storage.
# Principles
There are many ways to represent timeseries in a relational database,
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`view` subcommand for generic time series visualisation.
[tsview]: https://bitbucket.org/pythonian/tsview
[backtesting]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backtesting
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