[Rd] dates (PR#7008)

gilescrane at doh.state.nj.us gilescrane at doh.state.nj.us
Tue Jun 22 22:18:46 CEST 2004

Full_Name: Giles L Crane
Version: 1.9.0
OS: Windows 98
Submission from: (NULL) (

In package foreign, the read.epiinfo() does not
read dates properly.  
(1) In reading a dataset,
read.epiinfo made many dates NA.
(2) Instead of reading dates to a POSIXct format,
why not read to a mm/dd/yyyy format such as 
As you may know, EPI6 calculates and displays
dates quite directly.
(3) The package date does not seem to have
a convenient way of extracting dates
from POSIXct format.
Appreciate any comments,

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