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Re: datelistplot - log axis for values

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  • Subject: [mg82825] Re: [mg82806] datelistplot - log axis for values
  • From: Carl Woll <carlw at>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 05:03:16 -0500 (EST)
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sdw wrote:

>Hi -
>Does anyone have a clever way to make datelistplot act like loglistplot and create nice log Y axis vs. dates?
>this is not the same as just logging the y variable before plotting - I want the Y axis to show the actual values on a log scale, not the log values on a linear scale
One way is to use the internal function used by LogPlot and friends. 
First, make Mathematica load the .mx file necessary for LogPlot 

In[1]:= LogPlot

Out[1]= LogPlot

Next, let's make some data:

data = CountryData["US", {"GDP", All}];

We need to scale the data:

scaledata = data;
scaledata[[All, -1]] = Log[scaledata[[All, -1]]];

Now, we use the internal function Graphics`LogPlotDump`LogScale (this is 
why we executed In[1], as this function would be undefined if we hadn't):

ticks = Graphics`LogPlotDump`LogScale[Min[scaledata[[All, -1]]], 
Max[scaledata[[All, -1]]]];

Finally, you are ready to make the DateListPlot:

DateListPlot[scaledata,  FrameTicks -> {Automatic, ticks, True, None}]

<plot snipped>

Carl Woll
Wolfram Research

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