Re: [R] print format for difftime

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Sat 21 May 2005 - 18:38:06 EST

"BXC (Bendix Carstensen)" <bxc@steno.dk> writes:

> Has anyone written a function that will print a difftime in the form:
>
> hh:mm:ss
>
> or
>
> yy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss
>
> depending on the actual size.
> (sloppy notation for months/minutes, but surely you get the point).

Ummm, how are you going to convert a number of days to years/months/days without specifying an origin? (00-01-00 could be 28,29,30, or 31 days.) Unless, of course you want to deal in "banker's months" of 30 + 5.25625/12 days.

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