[Rd] as.POSIXct.numeric change default of origin argument

Spencer Graves @pencer@gr@ve@ @end|ng |rom prod@y@e@com
Sun Dec 6 12:53:52 CET 2020

	  The fda package already includes as.POSIXct1970, which also sets 
tz="GMT" by default.

	  I made the equivalent thing for as.Date available as 

	  If the Core R team doesn't want to make the change for the existing 
functions, they might consider adding alternatives like this.  And, of 
course, Jan Gorecki and others can use these (if they aren't already 
using them or something equivalent).


On 2020-12-06 05:04, Jan Gorecki wrote:
> Hello all,
> I would like to propose to change the default value for "origin"
> argument in as.POSIXct.numeric method, from current missing to new
> "1970-01-01".
> My proposal is motivated by the fact that this is the most commonly
> needed value for "origin" argument and having that as a default seems
> reasonable.
> Proposed change seems to be pretty safe because it is now an error.
> Best Regards,
> Jan Gorecki
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