Re: [R] Date Not Staying in Date Format

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 03 Feb 2006 - 01:21:41 EST

tapply(df$Date, df$SomeFactor, max, simplify=FALSE)

works, i.e. it is the unlist() which is losing the class (and perhaps unlist or tapply should be a bit cleverer).

On Mon, 30 Jan 2006, David Randel wrote:

> I have a column in a data frame that has a class of "Date" and a mode of
> "numeric". When I:
>
> max(df$Date)
>
> My output stays in Date format, i.e. "2006-01-03".
>
> However, when I run the following statment:
>
> tapply(df$Date, df$SomeFactor, max)
>
> my output looks like this: 9129 9493 9861 10226 10591 10956 11320
> 11687 12052 12417
>
> The returned object is of mode "numeric" and class "array". Each array
> element is of mode "numeric" and class "numeric". I believe that this is
> the integer representation of my date. I can't seem to convert it back to a
> date.
>
> How do I get these to be intrepreted as a date instead of a number?
>
> Thanks,
> ~Dave R.
>
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