Re: [Rd] sapply(Date, is.numeric) (PR#12008)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2008 10:48:01 +0100 (BST)

For the record: this is now fixed.

On Thu, 7 Aug 2008, robert.mcgehee_at_geodecapital.com wrote:

> Full_Name: Robert McGehee
> Version: 2.7.1
> OS: Windows
> Submission from: (NULL) (192.223.226.6)
>
>
> R-developers,
> The results below seem inconsistent. From the documentation for is.numeric, I
> expect FALSE in both cases.
>
>> x <- data.frame(dt=Sys.Date())
>> is.numeric(x$dt)
> [1] FALSE
>> sapply(x, is.numeric)
> dt
> TRUE
>
> ## Yet, sapply seems aware of the Date class
>> sapply(x, class)
> dt
> "Date"
>
> Thanks,
> Robert
>
> PS. Sorry if this sent twice. I originally sent this on Monday to
> R-bugs_at_biostat.ku.dk, but it didn't seem to go through. Perhaps it's a
> deprecated email address (?).
>
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