Re: [R] Addition of numeric data to dates

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 21:05:57 +0000 (GMT)

On Fri, 14 Mar 2008, Henrique Dallazuanna wrote:

> If I understand:
>
> as.Date("2008-03-14") + 5*365

What about leap years? That is 2013-03-13.

> x <- as.Date("2008-03-14")
> xx <- as.POSIXlt(x)
> xx$year <- xx$year+5
> as.Date(xx)

[1] "2013-03-14"

is I think what is being asked for.

> On 14/03/2008, Jillywadd <jill.waddingham07@imperial.ac.uk> wrote:
>>
>> I currently have a table of data with a column of start dates and a column
>> with some numbers representing years. I need to add these numbers to the
>> dates to get an end date. The two types of data are obviously incompatible
>> and adddition of the two will not work. Does anyone know how I might go
>> about this?? %-|

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