Re: [R] Datetimes differences

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 12 Jan 2006 - 04:08:38 EST

On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 bonneu@cict.fr wrote:

> I want to obtain datetime differences in mins in an other column, in front of my
> datetimes. I have tried this :
>
> T1 <- c("12/31/03 23:49","1/1/04 1:14","1/1/04 0:02")
> T2 <- c("1/1/04 0:58","1/1/04 1:16","")
> toto <- data.frame(T1,T2)
> toto
>
> y <- strptime(T1,"%m/%d/%y %H:%M")
> x <- strptime(T2,"%m/%d/%y %H:%M")
> difftime(x,y)
>
>
> but, i don't know how can i do in order to obtain something like this :
>
> ans <- c(69,2,NA)
> res <- data.frame(T1,T2,ans)
> res

data.frame(T1, T2, mins=as.numeric(difftime(x,y, units="mins")))

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