[Rd] chron vs. POSIX

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Fri Jul 14 23:19:08 CEST 2006

On 14 July 2006 at 16:32, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
| On 7/14/06, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
| > 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.

| Recent releases of chron include
| - July 14th (today!), see
|   http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Descriptions/chron.html
| - June 23rd (less than one month ago),
| - May 9th (two months ago)
| (this may not be a complete list of recent releases) so I would characterize
| chron as actively maintained and given the occasional question on r-help
| its likely that its widely used too.

Shows you what 'the best of my knowledge' is worth :)   I must have confused
it with the date package where the sole change in the last 2+ years was the
addition of a file inst/CITATION.  Sorry for spreading misinformation.


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