# [R] generating a sequence of seconds

John McKown john.archie.mckown at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 21:49:21 CEST 2014

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On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 2:14 PM, William Dunlap <wdunlap at tibco.com> wrote:
>> What if I just want the seconds vector without the date, please?  Is there
>> a convenient way to create such a vector, please?
>
> Why do you want such a thing?  E.g., do you want it to print the time
> of day without the date?  Or are you trying to avoid numeric problems
> when you do regressions with the seconds-since-1970 numbers around
> 1414918800?  Or is there another problem you want solved?
>
> Note that the number of seconds in a day depends on the day and the
> time zone.  In US/Pacific time I get:
>
>   > length(seq(from=as.POSIXct("2014-08-12
> 00:00:00"),to=as.POSIXct("2014-08-12 23:59:59"), by="secs"))
>   [1] 86400
>   > length(seq(from=as.POSIXct("2014-03-09
> 00:00:00"),to=as.POSIXct("2014-03-09 23:59:59"), by="secs"))
>   [1] 82800
>   > length(seq(from=as.POSIXct("2014-11-02
> 00:00:00"),to=as.POSIXct("2014-11-02 23:59:59"), by="secs"))
>   [1] 90000
>
> Bill Dunlap
> TIBCO Software
> wdunlap tibco.com
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 11:51 AM, Erin Hodgess <erinm.hodgess at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello!
>>
>> If I would like to generate a sequence of seconds for a date, I would do
>> the following:
>>
>> x <- seq(from=as.POSIXct(2014-08-12 00:00:00),to=as.POSIXct(2014-08-12
>> 23:59:59),by="secs")
>>
>> What if I just want the seconds vector without the date, please?  Is there
>> a convenient way to create such a vector, please?
>>
>> thanks,
>> Erin
>>
>>
>> --
>> Erin Hodgess
>> Associate Professor
>> Department of Mathematical and Statistics
>> University of Houston - Downtown
>> mailto: erinm.hodgess at gmail.com
>>
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