[R] dates

David Kane <David Kane a296180 at mica.fmr.com
Tue May 22 20:26:33 CEST 2001

I am just starting to play with R. What is the recommended manner for dealing
with dates? In particular, should I be using the "chron" or the "date" package
or working with some of the facilities in base R like strptime?

My needs are very limitted. I have variables that, in S+ 6.0, I treat as
timeDate objects. I rarely need to do more than read in the information from
text files formatted as YYYYMMDD and figure out the number of days
between two dates.

If there is enough interest, I will summarize to the list. For the record, 

> version
platform sparc-sun-solaris2.6
arch     sparc               
os       solaris2.6          
system   sparc, solaris2.6   
major    1                   
minor    2.3                 
year     2001                
month    04                  
day      26                  
language R               


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