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Date Demo RruleΒΆ

Show how to use an rrule instance to make a custom date ticker - here we put a tick mark on every 5th easter

See https://dateutil.readthedocs.io/en/stable/ for help with rrules

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import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
from matplotlib.dates import (YEARLY, DateFormatter,
                              rrulewrapper, RRuleLocator, drange)
import numpy as np
import datetime

# Fixing random state for reproducibility
np.random.seed(19680801)


# tick every 5th easter
rule = rrulewrapper(YEARLY, byeaster=1, interval=5)
loc = RRuleLocator(rule)
formatter = DateFormatter('%m/%d/%y')
date1 = datetime.date(1952, 1, 1)
date2 = datetime.date(2004, 4, 12)
delta = datetime.timedelta(days=100)

dates = drange(date1, date2, delta)
s = np.random.rand(len(dates))  # make up some random y values


fig, ax = plt.subplots()
plt.plot_date(dates, s)
ax.xaxis.set_major_locator(loc)
ax.xaxis.set_major_formatter(formatter)
ax.xaxis.set_tick_params(rotation=30, labelsize=10)

plt.show()

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 0.088 seconds)

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