Re: [R] CSV file and date. Dates are read as factors!

From: Frank E Harrell Jr <f.harrell_at_vanderbilt.edu>
Date: Thu 28 Jul 2005 - 21:55:05 EST

John Sorkin wrote:
> I am using read.csv to read a CSV file (produced by saving an Excel file
> as a CSV file). The columns containing dates are being read as factors.
> Because of this, I can not compute follow-up time, i.e.
> Followup<-postDate-preDate. I would appreciate any suggestion that would
> help me read the dates as dates and thus allow me to calculate follow-up
> time.
> Thanks
> John

library(Hmisc)
?csv.get (see datevars argument)

Frank

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