[R] Covwerting a Date variable from character to Date

Jeff Newmiller jdnewm|| @end|ng |rom dcn@d@v|@@c@@u@
Thu Sep 29 18:10:24 CEST 2022

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On September 29, 2022 8:52:30 AM PDT, Admire Tarisirayi Chirume <atchirume using gmail.com> wrote:
>I kindly request for assistance to convert a Date variable from a character
>to be recognised as a date. I used the following command lines.
>inflation[,1:2 ] #subsetting the dataframe
>#Renaming variables
>inflation<- rename(inflation.df,
>                   cpi = CPI,
>                   year=period)
>#subsetting data April 2020 to current
>inflation.2$cpi <- as.numeric(as.character(inflation.2$cpi))
>* format(as.Date(inflation.2$period), "%Y-%m")*
>Having ran the command lines above, the variable period in the attached csv
>file remains being read as a character variable. Kindly assist.
>Thank you.
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