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DateListPlot[{{date1, v1}, {date2, v2}, ...}]
plots points with values v_i at a sequence of dates.
DateListPlot[{v1, v2, ...}, datespec]
plots points with dates at equal intervals specified by datespec.
DateListPlot[{list1, list2, ...}]
plots several lists of values.
  • DateListPlot[list] by default plots each value in list as a separate point.
  • Possible forms of datei include: »
tabsolute time given as a single number
{y,m,d,h,m,s}DateList specification
{y}, {y, m}, {y, m, d}, ...shortened date list
"string"DateString specification
  • In shortened date lists, omitted elements are taken to have default values {y, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0}.
  • Possible forms of datespec include: »
{start,end}dates from start to end in equal steps
{start,Automatic,step}dates beginning with start in steps step
{Automatic,end,step}dates ending with end in steps step
startdates with steps determined by the form of start
  • The step in datespec can be a {y, m, d, h, m, s} date list specification or any of the special forms "Year", "Quarter", "Month", "Week", "Day", "Hour", "Minute", "Second", "Millisecond". »
  • If no explicit step is given, the step used will be the smallest time unit specified explicitly in start.
AxesAutomaticwhether to include axes
DateFunctionAutomatichow to convert dates to standard form
DateTicksFormatAutomaticformat for date tick labels
FrameTruewhether to put a frame around the plot
GridLines{Automatic,None}whether to include grid lines
PlotRangeAutomaticrange of values to include
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