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Re: st: RE: plotting time series


From   stef salvez <loggyedy@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: plotting time series
Date   Sat, 2 Jun 2012 23:19:59 +0100

Thank you Nick. Now it's fine. cheers

On 6/2/12, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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