[R] documenting quirky behavior of as.POSIXct, as.POSIX.lt regarding AM/PM, possibly other cases
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Fri May 8 21:22:05 CEST 2009
Also works as expected on the MacOSX 64 bit binary for R 2.8.1
On May 5, 2009, at 4:06 PM, jim holtman wrote:
> Seems to work fine for me on R 2.9.0:
>> as.POSIXct("2009/03/26 01:00:00 AM" , format="%Y/%m/%d %I:%M:%S %p" )
>  "2009-03-26 01:00:00 GMT"
>> as.POSIXct("2009/03/26 01:00:00 PM" , format="%Y/%m/%d %I:%M:%S %p" )
>  "2009-03-26 13:00:00 GMT"
> On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Galkowski, Jan <jgalkows at akamai.com>
>> I wanted to put this on the R Wiki, but found the suitable pages were
>> read-only. I wanted to get it out in public to save people work.
>> I was converting dates like "2009/03/26 01:00:00 AM" using
>> as.POSIXct. I
>> found that using a format of "%Y/%m/%d %I:%M:%S %p" did not work
>> to distinguish AM from PM. Both were converted into the same
>> Indeed, what I found worked was affixing a space after the string
>> to produce "2009/03/26 01:00:00 AM " or "2009/03/26 01:00:00 PM ".
>> Didn't see this documented in the associated pages anywhere.
>> I wonder if the help system might benefit from user comments like for
>> instance PHP has?
> Jim Holtman
> Cincinnati, OH
> +1 513 646 9390
> What is the problem that you are trying to solve?
David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT
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