[pstricks] Plotting Numeric Values Against Dates

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Tue Jun 15 04:21:07 CEST 2010

On Mon, 14 Jun 2010, Michael Sharpe wrote:

> I don't believe you can process such a file directly in pstricks, where
> data from files is expected to be numeric only. You'll have to preprocess
> the file, saving it with the date replaced by an index (starting at 0),
> process that with pstricks, and add date labels manually.


   I was thinking that must be the case. I looked at all the examples with
text on the abscissa but did not see the accompanying data files. I tried
the pst-chart suite, too, but again hit errors.

   Tomorrow I'll give it a try.

> A short script should do the preprocessing without much sweat.

   Sure. Easy enough to do.



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