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How to pick the right month?

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gjashta on 30 Apr 2019
Commented: gjashta on 5 May 2019
The data file covered 13 years from 2003-2016.
But in the data there is no date just the values of prices and demand.
So, can you help me to write a simple code to pick the date,
for example the data of march for all the years?? Then how to calculate the mean and the std for each month?


Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 1 May 2019
It would have been better if you had left the information that the data file covered 13 years from 2003: that would have provided context for other people reading the question hoping to learn from it.
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gjashta on 1 May 2019
Sorry for my mistake!

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 30 Apr 2019
Price = Data1(:,1);
Demand = Data1(:,2);
tv = (datetime([2003,1,1]):datetime([2015,12,31])).';
[Y,M,D] = ymd(tv);
DT = timetable(Price, Demand, Y, M, D, 'RowTimes', tv);
Now you can do tests such as
MarchData = DT(DT.M==3,:);
and you can also use timerange() selectors,
and you can also do calculations such as
retime(DT, 'monthly', 'sum')


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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 1 May 2019
See rmmissing()
I guess they are being added in automatically by the retime('monthly') .
There are some alternate approaches once you have selected the data, such as using findgroups() and splitapply()
gjashta on 5 May 2019
How can I substract the mean of march for each year from the daily demand of march? Two vectors with defferent length.

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