Updated documentation of @dates.

parent 12ee697a
......@@ -259,8 +259,11 @@ The dates class
>> X = 2;
>> Y = X.multiplybytwo();
>> X
2
>> Y
4
......@@ -277,6 +280,7 @@ The dates class
>> X = 2;
>> X.multiplybytwo_();
>> X
4
Modifying the objects in place, with underscore methods, is
......@@ -284,6 +288,7 @@ The dates class
saves the object instantiation overhead.
.. datesmethod:: C = append (A, B)
C = append_ (A, B)
|br| Appends ``dates`` object ``B``, or a string that can be
interpreted as a date, to the ``dates`` object ``A``. If ``B``
......@@ -297,17 +302,43 @@ The dates class
>> D = dates('1950Q1','1950Q2');
>> d = dates('1950Q3');
>> E = D.append(d);
>> F = D.append('1950Q3')
>> F = D.append('1950Q3');
>> isequal(E,F)
ans =
1
>> F
F = <dates: 1950Q1, 1950Q2, 1950Q3>
>> D
D = <dates: 1950Q1, 1950Q2>
.. datesmethod:: C = colon (A, B)
>> D.append_('1950Q3')
ans = <dates: 1950Q1, 1950Q2, 1950Q3>
.. datesmethod:: B = char (A)
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``char`` function. Converts a
``dates`` object into a character array.
*Example*
::
>> A = dates('1950Q1');
> A.char()
ans =
'1950Q1'
.. datesmethod:: C = colon (A, B)
C = colon (A, i, B)
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave colon (``:``) operator. A and B
......@@ -322,11 +353,42 @@ The dates class
>> A = dates('1950Q1');
>> B = dates('1951Q2');
>> C = A:B
C = <dates: 1950Q1, 1950Q2, 1950Q3, 1950Q4, 1951Q1>
>> D = A:2:B
D = <dates: 1950Q1, 1950Q3, 1951Q1>
.. datesmethod:: B = copy (A)
|br| Returns a copy of a ``dates`` object.
.. datesmethod:: disp (A)
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave disp function for ``dates`` object.
.. datesmethod:: display (A)
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave display function for ``dates`` object.
*Example*
::
>> disp(B)
B = <dates: 1950Q1, 1950Q2, 1950Q3, 1950Q4, 1951Q1, 1951Q2, 1951Q3, 1951Q4, 1952Q1, 1952Q2, 1952Q3>
>> display(B)
B = <dates: 1950Q1, 1950Q2, ..., 1952Q2, 1952Q3>
.. datesmethod:: B = double (A)
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``double`` function. ``A`` is
......@@ -356,8 +418,8 @@ The dates class
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``eq`` (equal, ``==``)
operator. ``dates`` objects ``A`` and ``B`` must have the same
number of elements (say, ``n``). The returned argument is a
``n`` by ``1`` vector of zeros and ones. The i-th element of
``C`` is equal to ``1`` if and only if the dates ``A(i)`` and
``n`` by ``1`` vector of logicals. The i-th element of
``C`` is equal to ``true`` if and only if the dates ``A(i)`` and
``B(i)`` are the same.
*Example*
......@@ -370,8 +432,10 @@ The dates class
ans =
1
0
2x1 logical array
1
0
.. datesmethod:: C = ge (A, B)
......@@ -379,8 +443,8 @@ The dates class
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``ge`` (greater or equal,
``>=``) operator. ``dates`` objects ``A`` and ``B`` must have
the same number of elements (say, ``n``). The returned
argument is a ``n`` by ``1`` vector of zeros and ones. The
i-th element of ``C`` is equal to ``1`` if and only if the
argument is a ``n`` by ``1`` vector of logicals. The
i-th element of ``C`` is equal to ``true`` if and only if the
date ``A(i)`` is posterior or equal to the date ``B(i)``.
*Example*
......@@ -393,8 +457,10 @@ The dates class
ans =
1
1
2x1 logical array
1
1
.. datesmethod:: C = gt (A, B)
......@@ -402,7 +468,7 @@ The dates class
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``gt`` (greater than, ``>``)
operator. ``dates`` objects ``A`` and ``B`` must have the same
number of elements (say, ``n``). The returned argument is a
``n`` by ``1`` vector of zeros and ones. The i-th element of
``n`` by ``1`` vector of logicals. The i-th element of
``C`` is equal to ``1`` if and only if the date ``A(i)`` is
posterior to the date ``B(i)``.
......@@ -416,8 +482,10 @@ The dates class
ans =
0
1
2x1 logical array
0
1
.. datesmethod:: D = horzcat (A, B, C, ...)
......@@ -435,6 +503,7 @@ The dates class
>> B = dates('1950Q2');
>> C = [A, B];
>> C
C = <dates: 1950Q1, 1950Q2>
......@@ -456,63 +525,53 @@ The dates class
>> B = dates('1951Q1'):dates('1951Q4');
>> C = intersect(A, B);
>> C
C = <dates: 1951Q1, 1951Q2, 1951Q3, 1951Q4>
.. datesmethod:: C = setdiff (A, B)
.. datesmethod:: B = isempty (A)
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``setdiff`` function. All the
input arguments must be ``dates`` objects. The returned
argument is a ``dates`` object all dates present in ``A`` but
not in ``B``. If ``A`` and ``B`` are disjoint ``dates``
objects, the function returns ``A``. Returned dates in
``dates`` object ``C`` are sorted by increasing order.
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``isempty`` function.
*Example*
::
>> A = dates('1950Q1'):dates('1969Q4') ;
>> B = dates('1960Q1'):dates('1969Q4') ;
>> C = dates('1970Q1'):dates('1979Q4') ;
>> d1 = setdiff(d1,d2);
>> d2 = setdiff(d1,d3);
d1 = <dates: 1950Q1, 1950Q2, ..., 1959Q3, 1959Q4>
d2 = <dates: 1950Q1, 1950Q2, ..., 1969Q3, 1969Q4>
>> A = dates('1950Q1');
>> A.isempty()
.. datesmethod:: B = isempty (A)
ans =
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``isempty`` function for ``dates``
objects``.
logical
*Example*
0
::
>> A = dates('1950Q1'):dates('1951Q4');
>> A.isempty()
>> B = dates();
>> B.isempty()
ans =
0
logical
1
.. datesmethod:: C = isequal (A, B)
.. datesmethod:: C = isequal (A, B)
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``isequal`` function for
``dates`` objects.
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``isequal`` function.
*Example*
::
>> A = dates('1950Q1'):dates('1951Q4');
>> isequal(A,A)
>> A = dates('1950Q1');
>> B = dates('1950Q2');
>> isequal(A, B)
ans =
1
logical
0
.. datesmethod:: C = le (A, B)
......@@ -520,9 +579,9 @@ The dates class
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``le`` (less or equal,
``<=``) operator. ``dates`` objects ``A`` and ``B`` must have
the same number of elements (say, ``n``). The returned
argument is a ``n`` by ``1`` vector of zeros and ones. The
i-th element of ``C`` is equal to ``1`` if and only if the
date ``A(i)`` is not posterior to the date ``B(i)``.
argument is a ``n`` by ``1`` vector of logicals. The
i-th element of ``C`` is equal to ``true`` if and only if the
date ``A(i)`` is anterior or equal to the date ``B(i)``.
*Example*
......@@ -534,36 +593,37 @@ The dates class
ans =
1
0
2x1 logical array
1
0
.. datesmethod:: B = length (A)
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``length`` function. Returns the
number of dates in ``dates`` object ``A`` (``B`` is a scalar
integer).
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``length`` function. Returns
the number of elements in a ``dates`` object.
*Example*
::
>> A = dates('1950Q1','1951Q2');
>> A = dates('1950Q1'):dates(2000Q3);
>> A.length()
ans =
2
203
.. datesmethod:: C = lt (A, B)
.. datesmethod:: C = lt (A, B)
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``lt`` (less than, ``<``)
operator. ``dates`` objects ``A`` and ``B`` must have the same
number of elements (say, ``n``). The returned argument is a
``n`` by ``1`` vector of zeros and ones. The i-th element of
``C`` is equal to ``1`` if and only if the date ``A(i)``
preceeds the date ``B(i)``.
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``lt`` (less than,
``<``) operator. ``dates`` objects ``A`` and ``B`` must have
the same number of elements (say, ``n``). The returned
argument is a ``n`` by ``1`` vector of logicals. The
i-th element of ``C`` is equal to ``true`` if and only if the
date ``A(i)`` is anterior or equal to the date ``B(i)``.
*Example*
......@@ -575,8 +635,10 @@ The dates class
ans =
0
0
2x1 logical array
0
0
.. datesmethod:: D = max (A, B, C, ...)
......@@ -591,6 +653,7 @@ The dates class
>> A = {dates('1950Q2'), dates('1953Q4','1876Q2'), dates('1794Q3')};
>> max(A{:})
ans = <dates: 1953Q4>
......@@ -606,6 +669,7 @@ The dates class
>> A = {dates('1950Q2'), dates('1953Q4','1876Q2'), dates('1794Q3')};
>> min(A{:})
ans = <dates: 1794Q3>
......@@ -633,17 +697,35 @@ The dates class
0
>> d1-(-ee)
ans = <dates: 1950Q3, 1950Q4, 1960Q1>
.. datesmethod:: C = mtimes (A, B)
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``mtimes`` operator
(``*``). ``A`` and ``B`` are respectively expected to be a
``dseries`` object and a scalar integer. Returns ``dates``
object ``A`` replicated ``B`` times.
*Example*
::
>> d = dates('1950Q1');
>> d*2
ans = <dates: 1950Q1, 1950Q1>
.. datesmethod:: C = ne (A, B)
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``ne`` (not equal, ``~=``)
operator. ``dates`` objects ``A`` and ``B`` must have the same
number of elements (say, ``n``) or one of the inputs must be a
single element ``dates`` object. The returned argument is a
``n`` by ``1`` vector of zeros and ones. The i-th element of
``C`` is equal to ``1`` if and only if the dates ``A(i)`` and
``n`` by ``1`` vector of logicals. The i-th element of
``C`` is equal to ``true`` if and only if the dates ``A(i)`` and
``B(i)`` are different.
*Example*
......@@ -656,8 +738,10 @@ The dates class
ans =
0
1
2x1 logical array
0
1
.. datesmethod:: C = plus (A, B)
......@@ -668,7 +752,7 @@ The dates class
``B`` is a vector of integers, the ``plus`` operator shifts
the ``dates`` object by ``B`` periods forward.
:ex:
*Example*
::
......@@ -687,7 +771,9 @@ The dates class
.. datesmethod:: C = pop (A)
C = pop (A,B)
C = pop (A, B)
C = pop_ (A)
C = pop_ (A, B)
|br| Pop method for ``dates`` class. If only one input is
provided, the method removes the last element of a ``dates``
......@@ -699,15 +785,58 @@ The dates class
::
>> d1 = dates('1950Q1','1950Q2');
>> d1.pop()
>> d = dates('1950Q1','1950Q2');
>> d.pop()
ans = <dates: 1950Q1>
>> d1.pop(1)
>> d.pop_(1)
ans = <dates: 1950Q2>
.. datesmethod:: C = remove (A, B)
C = remove_ (A, B)
|br| Remove method for ``dates`` class. Both inputs have to be ``dates`` objects, removes dates in ``B`` from ``A``.
*Example*
::
>> d = dates('1950Q1','1950Q2');
>> d.remove(dates('1950Q2'))
ans = <dates: 1950Q1>
.. datesmethod:: C = setdiff (A, B)
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``setdiff`` function. All the
input arguments must be ``dates`` objects. The returned
argument is a ``dates`` object all dates present in ``A`` but
not in ``B``. If ``A`` and ``B`` are disjoint ``dates``
objects, the function returns ``A``. Returned dates in
``dates`` object ``C`` are sorted by increasing order.
*Example*
::
>> A = dates('1950Q1'):dates('1969Q4');
>> B = dates('1960Q1'):dates('1969Q4');
>> C = dates('1970Q1'):dates('1979Q4');
>> setdiff(A, B)
ans = <dates: 1950Q1, 1950Q2, ..., 1959Q3, 1959Q4>
>> setdiff(A, C)
ans = <dates: 1950Q1, 1950Q2, ..., 1969Q3, 1969Q4>
.. datesmethod:: B = sort (A)
B = sort_ (A)
|br| Sort method for ``dates`` objects. Returns a ``dates`` object
with elements sorted by increasing order.
......@@ -718,9 +847,46 @@ The dates class
>> dd = dates('1945Q3','1938Q4','1789Q3');
>> dd.sort()
ans = <dates: 1789Q3, 1938Q4, 1945Q3>
.. datesmethod:: B = strings (A)
|br| Converts a ``dates`` object into a cell of char arrays.
*Example*
::
>> A = dates('1950Q1');
>> A = A:A+1;
>> strings(A)
ans =
1x2 cell array
{'1950Q1'} {'1950Q2'}
.. datesmethod:: B = subperiod (A)
|br| Returns the subperiod of a date (an integer scalar
between 1 and ``A.freq``).
*Example*
::
>> A = dates('1950Q2');
>> A.subperiod()
ans =
2
.. datesmethod:: B = uminus (A)
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave unary minus operator. Returns
......@@ -732,6 +898,7 @@ The dates class
>> dd = dates('1945Q3','1938Q4','1973Q1');
>> -dd
ans = <dates: 1945Q2, 1938Q3, 1972Q4>
......@@ -749,10 +916,12 @@ The dates class
>> d1 = dates('1945Q3','1973Q1','1938Q4');
>> d2 = dates('1973Q1','1976Q1');
>> union(d1,d2)
ans = <dates: 1938Q4, 1945Q3, 1973Q1, 1976Q1>
.. datesmethod:: B = unique (A)
B = unique_ (A)
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``unique`` function. Returns
a ``dates`` object with repetitions removed (only the last
......@@ -764,6 +933,7 @@ The dates class
>> d1 = dates('1945Q3','1973Q1','1945Q3');
>> d1.unique()
ans = <dates: 1973Q1, 1945Q3>
......@@ -778,9 +948,34 @@ The dates class
>> dd = dates('1945Q3','1938Q4','1973Q1');
>> +dd
ans = <dates: 1945Q4, 1939Q1, 1973Q2>
.. datesmethod:: D = vertcat (A, B, C, ...)
|br| Overloads the MATLAB/Octave ``horzcat`` operator. All the
input arguments must be ``dates`` objects. The returned
argument is a ``dates`` object gathering all the dates given
in the input arguments (repetitions are not removed).
.. datesmethod:: B = year (A)
|br| Returns the year of a date (an integer scalar
between 1 and ``A.freq``).
*Example*
::
>> A = dates('1950Q2');
>> A.subperiod()
ans =
1950
.. _dseries-members:
The dseries class
......
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