[R] Parsing unusual date format

Shruthi Jayaram shruthi.jayaram.85 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 11:15:04 CET 2008

Thanks so much everyone, these suggestions solve my problem in a very elegant

A friend and I also came up with this "brute force" solution:

T <- c("1993m10")
y <- gsub("m.", "", T)
m <- gsub(".*m", "", T)
d <- paste(y,"-0",m,"-","01", sep="")
T <- as.Date(d, format="%Y-%m-%d")

Thought I would post it in any case.

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