[R] Convert Numeric (20090101) to Date
jholtman at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 02:40:23 CET 2012
> x <- as.POSIXct("20090101", format = "%Y%m%d")
 "2009-01-01 EST"
On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM, RHelpPlease <rrumple at trghcsolutions.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> Does it exist where R can convert a numeric date (20090101) to a "proper"
> date format? (Ideally dd-mm-yyyy)
> Original data (in this case) is in .DAT format. I read the multi-column
> data with the read.fwf function, where I specified the column width for the
> eight digit date (example above). After the .DAT data is read-in &
> formatted in R, it is to be exported to Excel.
> I understand that with the as.Date function, 20090101 is understood as the
> number of days from the R origin date.
> I read that SAS has the capability to convert 20090101 to a date, so I'm
> hoping R does as well. Conversion to a date in Excel does not work.
> Help in this matter is most appreciated!
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