[Rd] seq.Date bug?

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Tue Jan 31 20:56:36 CET 2012

R> seq(as.Date(Sys.Date()), by="-1 months", length=6)
[1] "2012-01-31" "2011-12-31" "2011-12-01" "2011-10-31" "2011-10-01" "2011-08-31"

Notice how October appears twice.

Now, date arithmetic is gruesome but the documentation for seq.Date et al
does not hint it wouldn't honour the by= argument.  So a bug, or merely a
somewhat less than desirable features.

(And yes, I think I know that Hadley's lubridate has code for this too, but
so may my RcppBDT which is sitting on top of Boost::DateTime code ...)


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