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Topic: Date Formatting
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Bob Hanlon

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Re: Date Formatting
Posted: Dec 9, 2012 10:58 AM
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The vareiable name goes on the LHS of the Set and spelling
DateListPlot correctly helps as well.

dates = {"Mar-28-2008", "Apr-03-2009"};

DateListPlot[{1, 2}, dates]


Bob Hanlon


On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 1:30 AM, bigchap86 <ross.d.chapman@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> Quick question re: date formatting:
>
> So I've imported a data set externally from Excel with the intent to try to plot a time series graph. Unfortunately, the dates have come in the following format:
>
> Mar-28-2008
>
> 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.:
>
> 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.
>
> 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.
>
> Thanks!
>





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