DateListStepPlot

DateListStepPlot[{{date1,v1},{date2,v2},}]

plots the values vi in steps at a sequence of dates.

DateListStepPlot[{v1,v2,},datespec]

plots the values vi in steps with dates at equal intervals specified by datespec.

DateListStepPlot[tseries]

plots the time series tseries.

DateListStepPlot[{data1,data2,}]

plots data from all the datai.

DateListStepPlot[,step]

plots using steps specified by step.

DateListStepPlot[{,w[datai],}]

plots data datai with features defined by the symbolic wrapper w.

Details and Options

Examples

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Basic Examples  (4)

Create a plot that stays level until the next date:

Draw the date points in the middle of the steps:

Plot monthly values, starting in August 2000:

Plot multiple curves with a legend:

Add labels for each data:

Plot curves without the vertical segments:

Scope  (43)

Data  (11)

Steps are drawn through the date points:

Plot time and event series:

Plot a series of data using an initial starting date or time:

Plot data spaced equally in time between a starting and ending date:

Plot data gathered on the 15^(th) day of each month, starting in January:

Dates given as DateString specifications:

Use AbsoluteTime specifications:

Show multiple time series:

The plot range is selected automatically:

Use PlotRange to focus in on areas of interest:

Use ScalingFunctions to scale the axes:

Special Data  (6)

Use Quantity to include units with the data:

Plot data in a QuantityArray:

Specify the units used with TargetUnits:

Numeric values in an Association are used as the coordinates:

Numeric keys and values in an Association are used as the and coordinates:

Plot TimeSeries directly:

The weights in WeightedData are ignored:

Use a sparse array to represent the values:

Wrappers  (8)

Use wrappers on individual data, datasets, or collections of datasets:

Wrappers can be nested:

Use the value of each point as a tooltip:

Use a specific label for all the points:

Use PopupWindow to provide additional drilldown information:

Button can be used to trigger any action:

Use Annotation for dynamic action when the mouse enters the plot:

Use Hyperlink to jump to the specified link when clicked:

Use StatusArea to display a string in the status area of the current notebook:

Labeling and Legending  (12)

Label data with Labeled:

Label data with PlotLabels:

Place the label near the points at an date:

Use a scaled position:

Specify the text position relative to the point:

Label points with automatically positioned text:

Place the labels relative to the points:

Specify the maximum size of labels:

Use the full label:

For dense sets of points, some labels may be turned into tooltips by default:

Increasing the size of the plot will show more labels:

Label data automatically with Callout:

Place a label with a specific location:

Include legends for each curve:

Use Legended to provide a legend for a specific dataset:

Use Placed to change the legend location:

Use association keys as labels:

Presentation  (6)

Multiple curves are automatically colored to be distinct:

Provide explicit styling to different curves:

Include legends for each curve:

Use Legended to provide a legend for a specific dataset:

Provide an interactive Tooltip for the curve:

Use tooltips for each point:

Create filled plots:

Use shapes to distinguish different datasets:

Use a theme with simple ticks in a bold color scheme:

Use a theme with bright colors on a dark background:

Plot the data in a stacked layout:

Options  (52)

AspectRatio  (2)

Use the default aspect ratio:

Create a plot whose height and width are the same:

AxesLabel  (1)

Place a label on the axis:

AxesOrigin  (1)

The position of the axes is determined automatically:

Specify an explicit origin for the axes:

ClippingStyle  (1)

Omit clipped regions of the plot:

Show clipped regions as red at the bottom and the top:

Use PlotRange->All to not clip:

ColorFunction  (4)

Color with a named color scheme:

Color by scaled and coordinates:

Fill with the color used for the curve:

ColorFunction has higher priority than PlotStyle for coloring the curve:

ColorFunctionScaling  (2)

Color the line based on scaled value:

Color the line based on unscaled value:

DateFunction  (1)

By default, numeric times correspond to AbsoluteTime:

Interpret them as UnixTime:

DateTicksFormat  (1)

Control how dates are formatted in labels:

Filling  (2)

Explicitly specify the filling style for different plots:

Fills that overlap combine using opacity by default:

Fill from the second curve to the first:

Fill the region between two curves with light gray:

FillingStyle  (3)

Fill with red to the axis:

Fill with red below the axis and with blue above:

Fill with 50% opaque orange:

Use a variable filling style obtained from ColorFunction:

Frame  (1)

DateListStepPlot uses a frame by default:

Use axes instead of a frame:

FrameLabel  (1)

Place labels on the left edge of the frame:

Place labels on the bottom and left frame edges:

GridLines  (1)

Put grids across a plot:

Draw grid lines at the specific positions:

GridLinesStyle  (1)

Use dotted grid lines:

Joined  (1)

By default, the horizontal steps are joined by vertical segments:

Use Joined->False to create a plot without the vertical segments:

LabelingSize  (4)

Textual labels are shown at their actual sizes:

Image labels are automatically resized:

Specify a maximum size for textual labels:

Specify a maximum size for image labels:

Show image labels at their natural sizes:

Mesh  (1)

Use Mesh->Full to show the point for each step:

Use different mesh specifications:

MeshFunctions  (1)

Show seven mesh levels in the direction (red) and 10 mesh levels in the direction (blue):

MeshShading  (1)

Alternate red and blue segments of equal width in the direction:

MeshShading can be used with PlotStyle:

MeshStyle  (1)

Use different mesh directives:

PlotLabel  (1)

Add an overall label to the plot:

PlotLabels  (4)

Specify text to label curves:

Place the label above the data:

Place the label below the data at a specific date:

PlotLabels->Automatic uses keys of an association as data labels:

Use None to not add a label:

PlotLayout  (1)

By default, curves are overlaid on each other:

Plot the data in a stacked layout:

PlotLegends  (1)

Generate a legend using labels:

Legends use the same styles as the plot:

Place the legend inside the plot:

PlotMarkers  (2)

Use PlotMarkers->Automatic to show the point for each step:

Automatically use colors and shapes to distinguish sets of data:

Use text or typeset labels to distinguish datasets:

Use the same symbol for all the sets of data:

PlotRange  (1)

PlotRange is automatically calculated:

Show the whole dataset:

Choose the range to show:

PlotStyle  (2)

Use different plot style directives:

By default, different styles are chosen for multiple plots:

Explicitly specify the style for different plots:

PlotTheme  (1)

Use a theme with simple styling in a bright color scheme:

Change the color scheme:

Use a theme with minimal styling:

ScalingFunctions  (7)

By default, plots have linear scales in each direction:

Use a log scale in the direction:

Use a linear scale in the direction that shows smaller numbers at the top:

Use a reciprocal scale in the direction:

Use a scale defined by a function and its inverse:

Positions in FrameTicks and GridLines are automatically scaled:

PlotRange is automatically scaled:

TargetUnits  (1)

Units are automatically extracted from the data:

Specify the units:

Applications  (7)

Plot a digital signal:

Visualize the number of items in an inventory:

Show the total precipitation of Boston Logan International Airport from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2005:

Plot stepwise the GDP of France from 1985 to 2005:

Show values averaged over monthly intervals:

Show the simulation of a Poisson process with :

Show the simulation of a M/M/1 queue where the state is the number of jobs in the system:

Properties & Relations  (4)

DateListStepPlot does not interpolate between values:

Use DateListPlot to linearly interpolate between values:

Use cubic interpolation:

ListStepPlot does not interpret the values as being dates or times:

DateListStepPlot plots values associated with dates:

Use DateHistogram to plot counts from a list of dates:

Use TradingChart for a chart showing prices and volume for each date :

Introduced in 2015
 (10.3)
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Updated in 2016
 (10.4)
2016
 (11.0)
2017
 (11.2)
2018
 (11.3)
2019
 (12.0)