[Rd] as.Date nuance

Vladimir Dergachev vdergachev at rcgardis.com
Sat Mar 24 00:30:03 CET 2007


  I have encountered a nuance in as.Date() behaviour that is not altogether 
obvious - not sure whether this is intended or not:

> as.Date("2001-01-01error")
[1] "2001-01-01"

I.e. it ignores the rest of the characters. This happens both in 2.3.1 and 
2.4.1 versions. 

This also happens with explicit format specification:
> as.Date("2006-01-01error", format="%Y-%m-%d")
[1] "2006-01-01"

                    thank you

                        Vladimir Dergachev

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