[Rd] seq.Date requires by

Paul Roebuck roebuck at odin.mdacc.tmc.edu
Fri Dec 3 23:16:31 CET 2004

On Fri, 3 Dec 2004, Vadim Ogranovich wrote:

> What is the reason for seq.Date to require the 'by' argument and not to
> default it to 1 in the example below?
> > seq(from=as.Date("1996-01-01"), to=as.Date("1996-12-01"))
> Error in seq.Date(from = as.Date("1996-01-01"), to =
> as.Date("1996-12-01")) :
>  exactly two of `to', `by' and `length.out' / `along.with' must be
> specified

>From a programming aspect, default to 1 what? day? hour?
minute? second? microsecond? How would it determine what
unit you desired from the [pre]converted value it received
as an argument?

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