ftsinfo

Financial time series object information

Syntax

ftsinfo(tsobj)
infofts = ftsinfo(tsobj)

Arguments

tsobj

Financial time series object.

Description

ftsinfo(tsobj) displays information about the financial time series object tsobj.

infofts = ftsinfo(tsobj) stores information about the financial time series object tsobj in the structure infofts.

infofts has these fields.

Field

Contents

version

Financial time series object version.

desc

Description of the time series object (tsobj.desc).

freq

Numeric representation of the time series data frequency (tsobj.freq). See freqstr for list of numeric frequencies and what they represent.

startdate

Earliest date in the time series.

enddate

Latest date in the time series.

seriesnames

Cell array containing the time series data column names.

ndata

Number of data points in the time series.

nseries

Number of columns of time series data.

Examples

Convert the supplied file disney.dat into a financial time series object named dis:

dis = ascii2fts('disney.dat', 1, 3); 

Now use ftsinfo to obtain information about dis:

ftsinfo(dis)
 FINTS version:   2.0
   Description:  Walt Disney Company (DIS)					
     Frequency:  Unknown
    Start date:  29-Mar-1996
      End date:  29-Mar-1999
  Series names:  OPEN
                 HIGH
                 LOW
                 CLOSE
                 VOLUME
     # of data:  782
   # of series:  5

Then, executing

infodis = ftsinfo(dis) 

creates the structure infodis containing the values

infodis = 

            ver: '2.0'
           desc: 'Walt Disney Company (DIS)'
           freq: 0
      startdate: '29-Mar-1996'
        enddate: '29-Mar-1999'
    seriesnames: {5x1 cell}
          ndata: 782
        nseries: 5
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