[Rd] chron vs. POSIX
edd at debian.org
Fri Jul 14 22:14:23 CEST 2006
On 14 July 2006 at 14:38, Sebastian Luque wrote:
| If Gabor's recommendations are to be followed, wouldn't it make sense to
| include chron in base R? Given that flexibility for handling time
Future historians will provide a fuller account of the extended debates, but
my reading of these discussions here over the last few years leaves me with
the impression that Gabor is arguing for chron in a manner that is
simultaneously informed, polite, persistent and yet ... utterly isolated.
Date and POSIXt have served me well over the last few years. They are
maintained and being extended [ 1 ]. Chron, to the best of my knowledge, is
dead code so I'd bet against it appearing in core R any time soon.
[ 1 ] I had some pleasant exchanges with Brian Ripley where I was able to
suggest a few extension relative to the new millisecond granularity in POSIXt
and its interfaces.
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