[R-pkgs] New package: lubridate 0.1

From: Garrett Grolemund <grolemund_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 09:51:49 -0500

Please find below the package announcement for the R package lubridate available from cran.

Thank you,

Garrett Grolemund
Rice University


Date-time data can be frustrating to work with in R. R commands for date-times are generally unintuitive and change depending on the type of date-time object being used. Moreover, the methods we use with date-times must be robust to time zones, leap days, daylight savings times, and other time related quirks, and R lacks these capabilities in some situations. Lubridate makes it easier to do the things R does with date-times and possible to do the things R does not. Specifically, lubridate provides:

Lubridate also expands the type of mathematical operations that can be performed with date-time objects. It introduces three new time span classes borrowed from http://joda.org.

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