Re: [R] adding 1 month to a date

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu 13 Oct 2005 - 04:27:42 EST

Try this. Note that mapply strips off the class which is why we set up dd with the correct class and then just replaced the values.

# test data
d <- as.Date("2005-1-1") + seq(0,90,30)

# calculations, dd is the result
next.month <- function(x) seq(x, len = 2, by = "months")[2] dd <- d
dd[] <- mapply(next.month, dd)

On 10/12/05, t c <quantpm@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks. How do I use this to calculate a new variable (e.g."data$next_month") from an existing variable (e.g."Data$date_").
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> I tried : <data$next_month<-seq(as.Date(data$date_), len = 2, by = "month")[2]>,
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> but get the following error message: "Error in seq.Date(as.Date(data$date), len = 2, by = "1 month") : 'from' must be of length 1"
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> Thanks.
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> Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck@gmail.com> wrote:
> Try this:
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> seq(as.Date("2005-01-15"), len = 2, by = "month")[2]
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> or here is another approach:
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> http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/R/Rhelp02a/archive/61570.html
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> On 10/11/05, t c wrote:
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> > Within an R dataset, I have a date field called "date_". (The dates are in the format "YYYY-MM-DD", e.g. "1995-12-01".)
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> > How can I add or subtract "1 month" from this date, to get "1996-01-01" or " "1995-11-01".
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