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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 20:28:39 +0100

There is no problem with your Stata.

/// is not / / /

Nick

On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 8:22 PM, stef salvez <loggyedy@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Nick,
>
> I omitted the /// because if I type
>
>  scatter two dFrance || scatter one dItaly || ///
>
> look what stata tells me
>
> / / / is not a twoway plot type
> r(198);
>
> Is there any problem with my stata software?
>
>
> On 6/2/12, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>> That's not a command. You omitted the /// which signal that the next
>> line is a continuation. Look again at
>>
>> scatter two dFrance || scatter one dItaly || ///
>> scatter two t2, ms(none) mla(dF2) mlabpos(12) || ///
>> scatter one t1 , ms(none) mla(dI2) mlabpos(12) ///
>> yla(1 "Italy" 2 "France", ang(h)) xla(, format(%td)) legend(off)
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 7:43 PM, stef salvez <loggyedy@googlemail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Nick thank you very much indeed.
>>>
>>> In Stata the command
>>>
>>> yla(1 "Italy" 2 "France", ang(h)) xla(, format(%td)) legend(off)
>>>
>>> does not work as I get the warning message
>>>
>>> unrecognized command:  yla
>>> r(199);
>>>
>>> Similarly for xla. I am so close to getting the desired plot!.Please
>>> help!!!!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 6/2/12, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On a second reading I think I understood better. This may help:
>>>>
>>>> clear
>>>> input str8 (France              Italy)
>>>> "22/02/09"        "14/06/09
>>>> "22/03/09"       "12/7/09
>>>> "19/04/09"        "9/8/09
>>>> "17/05/09"                "6/9/09"
>>>> "12/7/09"       "4/10/09"
>>>> "09/08/09"        "01/11/09"
>>>> "6/9/09"         "29/11/09"
>>>> "4/10/09"       "27/12/09"
>>>> "01/11/09"       "31/01/10"
>>>> "29/11/09"        "28/02/10"
>>>> "27/12/09"        "28/03/10"
>>>> "31/01/10"        "1/5/10"
>>>> end
>>>> gen dFrance = date(France, "DM20Y")
>>>> gen dItaly = date(Italy, "DM20Y")
>>>> gen dF2 = dFrance - dFrance[_n-1]
>>>> gen dI2 = dItaly - dItaly[_n-1]
>>>> gen t2 = (dFr + dFr[_n-1]) / 2
>>>> gen t1 = (dIt + dIt[_n-1]) / 2
>>>> gen two = 2
>>>> gen one = 1
>>>> scatter two dFrance || scatter one dItaly || ///
>>>> scatter two t2, ms(none) mla(dF2) mlabpos(12) || ///
>>>> scatter one t1 , ms(none) mla(dI2) mlabpos(12) ///
>>>> yla(1 "Italy" 2 "France", ang(h)) xla(, format(%td)) legend(off)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 5:56 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> 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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