[Kst] format for reading in date time values in input files

Andrew Walker arwalker at sumusltd.com
Mon Jan 4 19:43:12 CET 2010

Hi Robin,

In the kst 1.x branch if you are using a simple ascii file as your input 
data, then you can enter dates/times in a variety of numeric formats:

Julian Year
Julian Date
Standard C time

The key is after creating your plot (with the date/time on the x-axis) to 
edit the plot and in the X-axis tab check the "Interpret as" checkbox, and 
then select the relevant selection from the combobox.
You can then select the format of the displayed date/time to be displayed 
from the "Display as" combobox.

This is described in the online documentation at:


If you're going to use this same interpretation extensively you can modify 
the default behaviour from within Kst, using the Settings... Configure 
Kst... menu item.
Then under the General tab, using the same "Interpret as", "Display as", as 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robin Phillips" <robin at robinphillips.net>
To: <kst at kde.org>
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 5:49 AM
Subject: [Kst] format for reading in date time values in input files

> I'm unable to find the answer to this on google or in the mail list
> archives (is there any way of searching them or do I really have to
> click on each month's entry individually?):
> Is kst able to read in dates or time (for use on the x-axis) of a plot
> and if so then what is the format. I've tried all sorts of formats
> (mostly variants of ISO time format) but am unable to make any of them
> work. I see it is possible to tell kst how time is to be displayed on
> the x-axis so it seems to know about time in principle.
> Thanks
> Robin
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