[R] ISO 8601 Weeks/Years on Windows with strptime

From: Michael Höhle <Michael.Hoehle_at_stat.uni-muenchen.de>
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 10:57:12 +0200 (CEST)


Dear R-help,

I am working on a R package for public health surveillance where the ISO 8601 representation of dates is of importance. Especially, the ISO Week and ISO Year of a date needs to be extracted. I was quite happy to find all of this implemented in the "Date" class with appropriate calls to strptime/format (using e.g. %G and %V).

However, only later I realized that this functionality is currently not implemented on Windows (I'm a happy Mac/Linux user). As this seriously limits the applicability, I would like to enquire, if there are any plans to make this functionality available in Windows as well? Or are there any good workarounds to make

> format.Date("2001-12-31", "%G")

give "2002" instead of "" on Windows?

Best regards,

Michael Höhle

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> sessionInfo()
R version 2.10.0 (2009-10-26)
i386-pc-mingw32

locale:

[1] LC_COLLATE=German_Germany.1252 LC_CTYPE=German_Germany.1252
[3] LC_MONETARY=German_Germany.1252 LC_NUMERIC=C
[5] LC_TIME=German_Germany.1252
attached base packages:
[1] grid stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods
[8] base
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[1] mvtnorm_0.9-9 splines_2.10.0 survival_2.35-7 tools_2.10.0
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