[R] Date Math
petr.pikal at precheza.cz
Mon Oct 15 08:16:18 CEST 2012
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> Subject: [R] Date Math
> I have a time series object (xts) that I iterate over in a loop. Works
> My challenge is that I want to be able to reference other entries in
> the series by math. i.e. For today's observation, what were the last
> 5 observations? If indexed numerically, it is trivial, but I can
> figure out how to do this with dates.
> This is slightly more difficult as there may not be an observation for
> every day. So I might want the last 5 that exist in the table, not the
> last 5 calendar days.
> ideally, it would be something like this.
> observations[ index(today)-5:today, ]
> However that obviously fails.
I would say that you are looking for ?embed. However it does not give you observations from last five days but from any last 5 existing observations regardless of time span.
> Noah Silverman, M.S.
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