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Topic: Date Formatting
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Date Formatting
Posted: Dec 8, 2012 1:28 AM
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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:


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.


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