[R] read.zoo - combining two columns with date and time respectively into one index column?

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 15:02:44 CET 2012

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 8:24 AM, knavero <knavero at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have three columns in my raw data: date, time, and dry bulb temperature:
> http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/file/n4495326/weathDataSDCoron.txt
> weathDataSDCoron.txt
> The date format is %Y%m%d and the time format is %H:%M. Any ideas on how to
> read it in such that it looks at the first two columns and then merges it
> into one column combining both the date and time?

index= in read.zoo can be a vector.


URL <- "http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/file/n4495326/weathDataSDCoron.txt"

toChron <- function(d, t) as.chron(paste(d, t), format = "%Y%m%d %H:%M")
tail1 <- function(x) tail(x, 1)  # for duplicate times take last

z <- read.zoo(URL, index = 1:2, FUN = toChron,
	header = TRUE, sep = "\t", aggregate = tail1)

See ?read.zoo and the zoo-read vignette for many examples.

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