plotting weekday time series without weekend nan data.

i am reading a csv file of stock date with daily data (weekdays) and dates represented as strings. when i convert dates to datetime format, weekends and holidays are introduced as nans leaving holes in the plot. web searches led me to this.

is this still the case? seems like a lot of trouble for such a common inconvenience.

from mpl documentation

When plotting daily data, a frequent request is to plot the data

ignoring skips, eg no extra spaces for weekends. This is particularly

common in financial time series, when you may have data for M-F and

not Sat, Sun and you don’t want gaps in the x axis. The approach is

to simply use the integer index for the xdata and a custom tick

Formatter to get the appropriate date string for a given index.


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thanks in advance. Bill