# how to create timeline plot?

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Lilya on 25 Aug 2019
Answered: Farhan ul haq on 11 Feb 2020
Hi all,
I want to create a timeline plot similer to the following:
North | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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Central | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
|_________________________________________
Jan Feb Mar Apr .....etc
start date end date start date end date
the time periods for the north are datenum([2019 01 30]) datenum([2019 04 12], and datenum(2019,07,03) datenum(2019,08,25)
Time for the Central is datenum(2019,01,08) datenum(2019,03,03)
Any help will be appreciated
Thanks.

Star Strider on 25 Aug 2019
Try this:
North = [datenum([2019 01 30]), datenum([2019 04 12]); datenum(2019,07,03) datenum(2019,08,25)];
Central = [datenum(2019,01,08) datenum(2019,03,03)];
figure
plot(North', ones(2)*2, '-b', 'LineWidth', 5);
hold on
plot(Central, [1 1], '-r', 'LineWidth',5)
hold off
ylim([0 3])
datetick('x', 'mmm')
set(gca, 'YTick',[1 2], 'YTickLabel',{'Central','North'})
There are also other options, for example using the patch function. It depends on what you want to do.
Star Strider on 29 Aug 2019
As always, my pleasure!

Farhan ul haq on 11 Feb 2020

I want to create plot like this

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