[R] system time is 5 hours off in Windows

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Mon Jan 22 20:13:03 CET 2001

On Mon, 22 Jan 2001 Setzer.Woodrow at epamail.epa.gov wrote:

> Curiouser and curiouser ...
> I rewrote the function R_date (do_date is just a wrapper around R_date)
> slightly to make it a standalone program (here i did not replace the
> trailing '\n' with '\0', and printed out the result):

Since you are in time zone -5 (according to your mail headers) it looks as
if you may well  have a configuration problem. 

It appears that for some reason you are getting UTC rather than your local
time.  I have seen this happen under Linux: there's a choice of whether
the real time clock should run local time or should run UTC and have the
system apply the time zone correction. I don't know anything about the
Windows situation, though.


Thomas Lumley			Asst. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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