Re: [Rd] strptime() bugs?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon 22 Nov 2004 - 18:31:02 EST

The bug is in your (unstated) OS, probably in its locale handling. Does not happen on Solaris, Linux or Windows for me.

In any case, why not use as.Date?

On Mon, 22 Nov 2004, Juan Santiago Ramseyer wrote:

> strptime return wrong data?, look the R session.
>
>
> # datetxt: vector of date in text format
>> datetxt <- c("1939-Oct-06 00:00:00", "1939-Oct-07 00:00:00",
> "1939-Oct-08 00:00:00", "1939-Oct-09 00:00:00")
>
>> datehour <- strptime(datetxt,format= "%Y-%b-%d %H:%M:%S")
>> datehour
> [1] "1939-10-06 00:00:00" "1939-10-07 00:00:00" "1939-10-08 01:00:00"
> [4] "1939-10-09 00:00:00"
>
> # look value of datehour[3] element, where hour output equal 01:00:00,
> # but hour input equal 00:00:00.

Is there a DST issue in your unstated timezone?

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