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WA
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: Normalize Graph
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I have the graph of the historical prices of a stock. I was wondering whether
it can be normalized. To clarify, I would like to see a graph with (-1) to
(1) on the y axis and time on the x-axis. The trend line of the stock price
data would be considered zero and the moves above or below that line would be
depicted between -1 and 1.

If anyone knows whether there is a function/graph type in excel to perform
this task, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Jon Peltier
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:55 am    Post subject: Re: Normalize Graph [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Normalize the data that feeds the chart. To normalize your data to MIN = -1
and MAX = 1, use a formula like this:

=2*(B2-MIN(B$2:B$1000))/(MAX(B$2:B$1000)-MIN(B$2:B$1000))-1

where your data is in B2:B1000, and this formula is to normalize the first
point, in B2.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Peltier Technical Services, Inc.
http://PeltierTech.com/WordPress/
_______


"WA" wrote in message

>I have the graph of the historical prices of a stock. I was wondering
>whether
> it can be normalized. To clarify, I would like to see a graph with (-1) to
> (1) on the y axis and time on the x-axis. The trend line of the stock
> price
> data would be considered zero and the moves above or below that line would
> be
> depicted between -1 and 1.
>
> If anyone knows whether there is a function/graph type in excel to perform
> this task, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks.
>
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WA
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Normalize Graph [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thanks for the rapid response John. Thats exactly what I was looking for.

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

> Normalize the data that feeds the chart. To normalize your data to MIN = -1
> and MAX = 1, use a formula like this:
>
> =2*(B2-MIN(B$2:B$1000))/(MAX(B$2:B$1000)-MIN(B$2:B$1000))-1
>
> where your data is in B2:B1000, and this formula is to normalize the first
> point, in B2.
>
> - Jon
> -------
> Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
> Peltier Technical Services, Inc.
> http://PeltierTech.com/WordPress/
> _______
>
>
> "WA" wrote in message
>
> >I have the graph of the historical prices of a stock. I was wondering
> >whether
> > it can be normalized. To clarify, I would like to see a graph with (-1) to
> > (1) on the y axis and time on the x-axis. The trend line of the stock
> > price
> > data would be considered zero and the moves above or below that line would
> > be
> > depicted between -1 and 1.
> >
> > If anyone knows whether there is a function/graph type in excel to perform
> > this task, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
>
>
>
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WA
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Normalize Graph [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thanks.

When I construct the graph, I have the x-axis labels (in this case, dates)
running through the middle of the chart. How do I move them to the bottom of
the chart?



"Jon Peltier" wrote:

> Normalize the data that feeds the chart. To normalize your data to MIN = -1
> and MAX = 1, use a formula like this:
>
> =2*(B2-MIN(B$2:B$1000))/(MAX(B$2:B$1000)-MIN(B$2:B$1000))-1
>
> where your data is in B2:B1000, and this formula is to normalize the first
> point, in B2.
>
> - Jon
> -------
> Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
> Peltier Technical Services, Inc.
> http://PeltierTech.com/WordPress/
> _______
>
>
> "WA" wrote in message
>
> >I have the graph of the historical prices of a stock. I was wondering
> >whether
> > it can be normalized. To clarify, I would like to see a graph with (-1) to
> > (1) on the y axis and time on the x-axis. The trend line of the stock
> > price
> > data would be considered zero and the moves above or below that line would
> > be
> > depicted between -1 and 1.
> >
> > If anyone knows whether there is a function/graph type in excel to perform
> > this task, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
>
>
>
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WA
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Normalize Graph [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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When I create the chart, my x-axis labels (in this case, dates) run right
through the middle of the chart, along the zero line. How do I move them to
the bottom of the chart?

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

> Normalize the data that feeds the chart. To normalize your data to MIN = -1
> and MAX = 1, use a formula like this:
>
> =2*(B2-MIN(B$2:B$1000))/(MAX(B$2:B$1000)-MIN(B$2:B$1000))-1
>
> where your data is in B2:B1000, and this formula is to normalize the first
> point, in B2.
>
> - Jon
> -------
> Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
> Peltier Technical Services, Inc.
> http://PeltierTech.com/WordPress/
> _______
>
>
> "WA" wrote in message
>
> >I have the graph of the historical prices of a stock. I was wondering
> >whether
> > it can be normalized. To clarify, I would like to see a graph with (-1) to
> > (1) on the y axis and time on the x-axis. The trend line of the stock
> > price
> > data would be considered zero and the moves above or below that line would
> > be
> > depicted between -1 and 1.
> >
> > If anyone knows whether there is a function/graph type in excel to perform
> > this task, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
>
>
>
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Jon Peltier
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Since: Mar 19, 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Normalize Graph [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Double click the axis, and on the Patterns tab, choose the Low option for
axis tick labels.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Peltier Technical Services, Inc.
http://PeltierTech.com/WordPress/
_______


"WA" wrote in message

> When I create the chart, my x-axis labels (in this case, dates) run right
> through the middle of the chart, along the zero line. How do I move them
> to
> the bottom of the chart?
>
> "Jon Peltier" wrote:
>
>> Normalize the data that feeds the chart. To normalize your data to MIN
>> = -1
>> and MAX = 1, use a formula like this:
>>
>> =2*(B2-MIN(B$2:B$1000))/(MAX(B$2:B$1000)-MIN(B$2:B$1000))-1
>>
>> where your data is in B2:B1000, and this formula is to normalize the
>> first
>> point, in B2.
>>
>> - Jon
>> -------
>> Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
>> Peltier Technical Services, Inc.
>> http://PeltierTech.com/WordPress/
>> _______
>>
>>
>> "WA" wrote in message
>>
>> >I have the graph of the historical prices of a stock. I was wondering
>> >whether
>> > it can be normalized. To clarify, I would like to see a graph with (-1)
>> > to
>> > (1) on the y axis and time on the x-axis. The trend line of the stock
>> > price
>> > data would be considered zero and the moves above or below that line
>> > would
>> > be
>> > depicted between -1 and 1.
>> >
>> > If anyone knows whether there is a function/graph type in excel to
>> > perform
>> > this task, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>>
>>
>>
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WA
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:45 am    Post subject: Re: Normalize Graph [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Great - Thanks Jon

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

> Double click the axis, and on the Patterns tab, choose the Low option for
> axis tick labels.
>
> - Jon
> -------
> Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
> Peltier Technical Services, Inc.
> http://PeltierTech.com/WordPress/
> _______
>
>
> "WA" wrote in message
>
> > When I create the chart, my x-axis labels (in this case, dates) run right
> > through the middle of the chart, along the zero line. How do I move them
> > to
> > the bottom of the chart?
> >
> > "Jon Peltier" wrote:
> >
> >> Normalize the data that feeds the chart. To normalize your data to MIN
> >> = -1
> >> and MAX = 1, use a formula like this:
> >>
> >> =2*(B2-MIN(B$2:B$1000))/(MAX(B$2:B$1000)-MIN(B$2:B$1000))-1
> >>
> >> where your data is in B2:B1000, and this formula is to normalize the
> >> first
> >> point, in B2.
> >>
> >> - Jon
> >> -------
> >> Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
> >> Peltier Technical Services, Inc.
> >> http://PeltierTech.com/WordPress/
> >> _______
> >>
> >>
> >> "WA" wrote in message
> >>
> >> >I have the graph of the historical prices of a stock. I was wondering
> >> >whether
> >> > it can be normalized. To clarify, I would like to see a graph with (-1)
> >> > to
> >> > (1) on the y axis and time on the x-axis. The trend line of the stock
> >> > price
> >> > data would be considered zero and the moves above or below that line
> >> > would
> >> > be
> >> > depicted between -1 and 1.
> >> >
> >> > If anyone knows whether there is a function/graph type in excel to
> >> > perform
> >> > this task, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks.
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
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dejan
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Normalize Graph [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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how does one normalize two or more time series, so as to make them start with
ie 100, or for that mattern any other value?
I would like to see two time series starting from the same point, ie from
the first data point of the first series. On other words, i would like to
normalize one series with another.
How can it be done in excel?
thanks a lot

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

> Normalize the data that feeds the chart. To normalize your data to MIN = -1
> and MAX = 1, use a formula like this:
>
> =2*(B2-MIN(B$2:B$1000))/(MAX(B$2:B$1000)-MIN(B$2:B$1000))-1
>
> where your data is in B2:B1000, and this formula is to normalize the first
> point, in B2.
>
> - Jon
> -------
> Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
> Peltier Technical Services, Inc.
> http://PeltierTech.com/WordPress/
> _______
>
>
> "WA" wrote in message
>
> >I have the graph of the historical prices of a stock. I was wondering
> >whether
> > it can be normalized. To clarify, I would like to see a graph with (-1) to
> > (1) on the y axis and time on the x-axis. The trend line of the stock
> > price
> > data would be considered zero and the moves above or below that line would
> > be
> > depicted between -1 and 1.
> >
> > If anyone knows whether there is a function/graph type in excel to perform
> > this task, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
>
>
>
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Mike Middleton
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Since: May 21, 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Normalize Graph [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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dejan -

The simplest way to normalize is to divide each value in a time series by
the starting value of the time series (and multiply by 100 if you want an
"index" instead of a percentage).

- Mike
http://www.MikeMiddleton.com


"dejan" wrote in message

> how does one normalize two or more time series, so as to make them start
> with
> ie 100, or for that mattern any other value?
> I would like to see two time series starting from the same point, ie from
> the first data point of the first series. On other words, i would like to
> normalize one series with another.
> How can it be done in excel?
> thanks a lot
>
> "Jon Peltier" wrote:
>
>> Normalize the data that feeds the chart. To normalize your data to MIN
>> = -1
>> and MAX = 1, use a formula like this:
>>
>> =2*(B2-MIN(B$2:B$1000))/(MAX(B$2:B$1000)-MIN(B$2:B$1000))-1
>>
>> where your data is in B2:B1000, and this formula is to normalize the
>> first
>> point, in B2.
>>
>> - Jon
>> -------
>> Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
>> Peltier Technical Services, Inc.
>> http://PeltierTech.com/WordPress/
>> _______
>>
>>
>> "WA" wrote in message
>>
>> >I have the graph of the historical prices of a stock. I was wondering
>> >whether
>> > it can be normalized. To clarify, I would like to see a graph with (-1)
>> > to
>> > (1) on the y axis and time on the x-axis. The trend line of the stock
>> > price
>> > data would be considered zero and the moves above or below that line
>> > would
>> > be
>> > depicted between -1 and 1.
>> >
>> > If anyone knows whether there is a function/graph type in excel to
>> > perform
>> > this task, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>>
>>
>>
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