Re: [R] date format

From: Dimitris Rizopoulos <dimitris.rizopoulos_at_med.kuleuven.ac.be>
Date: Wed 27 Apr 2005 - 23:25:28 EST

you could use "as.Date()", i.e.,

ss <- "16/12/03"
as.Date(ss, "%d/%m/%y")
julian(as.Date(ss, "%d/%m/%y"))

I hope it helps.

Best,
Dimitris



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> Hi,
> I'm trying to convert a vector containing dates in
> character format ("dd/mm/yy"): mdy.date (from date
> package) seems to be able to do that, but it returns
> to me a vector containing julian dates... but
> negative!
> for example:
>
> 16/12/03 is converted into -20470
>
> it is because R recognizes year ../03 as 1903, instead
> of 2003, but how can I do to solve this problem? (of
> course, I could add "36525" to each data, but it's not
> very elegant)
>
> Thanks
>
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