Re: [R] calculating the number of days from dates

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 11:37:29 +0100

>>>>> "KK" == Knut Krueger <rh_at_family-krueger.com> >>>>> on Sat, 15 Dec 2007 08:39:02 +0100 writes:

    KK> Bob Green schrieb:
>>
>> > dates <- read.csv("c:\\dates.csv",header=T)
>> > dates
>> v1 v2
>> 1 12/12/1978 12/12/2005
>> 2 23/01/1965 23/09/2001
>> 3 24/12/2004 16/03/2007
>> 4 3/03/2003 4/04/2004
>> 5 8/11/2006 1/05/2007
>>
>> > class(dates$v1)
>> [1] "factor"
>> > class(dates$v2)
>> [1] "factor"
>>
>>
    KK> What about chron library:

it's a >> package << , not a library, please!

and as Henrique has shown it's really not needed for the question. There's the "Date" (S3) class, and even a "difftime" one for time *differences*
See

	?as.Date
	?difftime
and also note the output of
     	methods(class = "Date")

Martin

    KK> dts <- dates(c("02/27/92", "02/27/92", "01/14/92",
    KK> "02/28/92", "02/01/92"))
    KK> dts
    KK> # [1] 02/27/92 02/27/92 01/14/92 02/28/92 02/01/92
    KK> tms <- times(c("23:03:20", "22:29:56", "01:03:30",
    KK> "18:21:03", "16:56:26"))
    KK> tms
    KK> # [1] 23:03:20 22:29:56 01:03:30 18:21:03 16:56:26
    KK> x <- chron(dates = dts, times = tms)
    KK> x
    KK> # [1] (02/27/92 23:03:19) (02/27/92 22:29:56) (01/14/92 01:03:30)
    KK> # [4] (02/28/92 18:21:03) (02/01/92 16:56:26)

    KK> # We can add or subtract scalars (representing days) to dates or
    KK> # chron objects:
    KK> c(dts[1], dts[1] + 10)
    KK> # [1] 02/27/92 03/08/92

    KK> dts[1] - 31
    KK> # [1] 01/27/92

    KK> Knut

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