[Rd] as.Date: conversion pb from POSIXct (PR#9386)

ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 27 14:46:12 CET 2006

You have not told us your timezone, but this seems to be as documented if 
you are in CET.  The help page says

      The 'as.Date' methods accept character strings, factors, logical
      'NA' and objects of classes '"POSIXlt"' and '"POSIXct"'.  (The
      last are converted to days by ignoring the time after midnight in
      the representation of the time in UTC.)

Probably as.POSIXct(strptime("1994-01-24","%Y-%m-%d") is 1994-01-23 23:00 
in UTC in your timezone.

On Mon, 27 Nov 2006, xiao.gang.fan1 at free.fr wrote:

> Full_Name: Xiao Gang FAN
> Version: 2.4.0
> OS: Windows
> Submission from: (NULL) (
>> library(chron)


>> as.Date(as.POSIXct(strptime("1994-01-24","%Y-%m-%d")))
> [1] "1994-01-23"

Not in my timezone.

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