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Re: st: RE: plotting time series


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: plotting time series
Date   Sat, 2 Jun 2012 17:56:36 +0100

Sorry, I don't think I have a good understanding of what you want
here. In any case, adding lines can't add to information on spacing
that is not already shown on the graph.

Nick

On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 5:42 PM, stef salvez <loggyedy@googlemail.com> wrote:
> thank you NIck. It worked
>
> Let me explained what I did in order to tell you what I eventually need
>
> The MS excel file is the following
>
> have these sequence of dates in an excel file. The structure of the
> excel file is
> France              Italy                        ......
> 22/02/09               14/06/09
>  22/03/09       12/7/2009
> 19/04/09        9/8/2009
> 17/05/09                6/9/2009
> 12/7/2009       4/10/2009
>  09/08/09        01/11/09
> 6/9/2009                29/11/09
> 4/10/2009       27/12/09
>  01/11/09       31/01/10
> 29/11/09              28/02/10
> 27/12/09              28/03/10
> 31/01/10
>
>
>  The I apply the commands
>
> clear
> set trace off
> set more off
> set mem 120m
> cd d:\
> insheet using "dates0.csv"
> gen edate1 = date(v1, "DMY")
> gen edate2 = date(v2, "DMY")
>
> format edate1  %
> format edate2  %
> stripplot edate1 edate2
>
> and I get the desired plot. Yet the problem is that I also want to add
> on the top of each of these 2 lines the distance ( measured in days)
> between these successive dates for each country.  And mark each
> distance with a symbol like { or [. Is is possible to extend the
> stripplot command somehow to achieve the desired resuls?
> thanks again
>
>
>  Is it possible to add on the top of each of these 2 lines the
> distance ( measured in days) between these successive dates for each
> country. I would be grateful to you if you could also mark each
> distance with a symbol like { or [. I know it is a big challenge to
> you but for me is an impossible task
>
> thanks again
>
>
>
>
> On 6/1/12, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Have a look at -stripplot- from SSC.
>>
>> Nick
>> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>>
>> stef salvez
>>
>> I have a panel data across countries and individuals. For each country
>>  I have a sequence of dates
>> For France for example
>> 22/02/09
>> 22/03/09
>> 19/04/09
>> 17/05/09
>> 12/07/09
>> 09/08/09
>> 06/09/09
>> 04/10/09
>> 01/11/09
>> 29/11/09
>> 27/12/09
>> 31/01/10
>>
>> For Italy
>> 14/06/09
>> 12/07/09
>> 09/08/09
>> 06/09/09
>> 04/10/09
>> 01/11/09
>> 29/11/09
>> 27/12/09
>> 31/01/10
>> 28/02/10
>> 28/03/10
>>
>> And I want to "plot" (in one graph) these sequences of dates in the
>> sense that I want to have a"visual" contact of each of the behaviour
>> of  the series of dates because as you can see I do not have the same
>> start date and   end date and the next date is not always every 28
>> days. So I have a jump in some cases. I would like to visualize these
>> characteristics-differences between the two  series of  dates by
>> making a plot.

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