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Topic: Date Formatting
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azzteke

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Registered: 6/5/07
Re: Date Formatting
Posted: Dec 9, 2012 10:58 AM
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> When using the DateListPlot function, Mathematica does recognize this date format as a date, as long as you put each data point into the formula individually, and put quotations around them, e.g.:
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> DataListPlot[{1,2},{"Mar-28-2008", "Apr-03-2009"}] works as a function, BUT if you set {"Mar-28-2008", "Apr-03-2009"}=dates, and use DataListPlot[{1,2},{dates}], it doesn't work.
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> Anyone have ideas on how to reformat the dates so it works? It appears that there's some sort of disconnect when the dates are entered into a series.


Hello bigchap,
there are a couple of mistakes. Your assignment '{"Mar-28-2008", "Apr-03-2009"}=dates' is wrong - should be: name = value.
Then, DataListPlot[{1,2},{dates}] doesn't work, because (a) the name of the function is to be "DateListPlot" and (b) you put 'dates' in between curly brackets.

Regards
azzteke





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