[R] time zone conversion
sentientc at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 17:57:35 CET 2005
I was trying to convert a date and time record extracted from a fortran
subroutine I worte and I encounter some problem. The data read in time
and date in a format like "2000-05-11_01:00:00.0000" in fortran output.
It is in GMT. I need to convert it to CST (GMT+8). I did the following
# I am not sure why the extra characters at the end but it doesn't
affect the strptime function so I just ingored it.
 "2000-05-11 01:00:00"
# In order to incoporate GMT into the record, I use paste function to
stick it in.
 "2000-05-11 01:00:00 GMT"
#It is easier to just do a arthmatic to convert the timezone and ingore
this attribute like
 "2000-05-11 09:00:00 CST"
I was wondering if there is a simpler method to do this.
Thanks in advance,
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