[R] system time is 5 hours off in Windows
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 24 13:34:48 CET 2001
On Tue, 23 Jan 2001 Setzer.Woodrow at epamail.epa.gov wrote:
> I think I understand what is happening with my system time problem (though
> not why, exactly). The problem is not in R, but, apparently, in an
> interaction between my version of msvcrt.dll (version 6.10.8637.0) and the
> implementations of the POSIX time functions in mingw32. At the end of this
> message is a little c program and batch file that demonstrate the problem.
No problem on my NT4 laptop (no surprise) nor on my Win98 Vaio
mini-notebook (which has msvcrt.dll version 6.00.8397.0). Do you have
I am looking for a workaround ....
Writing the original datetime code on Solaris was easy. I read the docs,
programmed it up, it worked. Then I tried Linux, and spent longer wroking
arounds its bugs. Then I tried Windows, and spent as long again
working around its bugs .... Since release several more bugs have
emerged under various OSes.
I now wish I had ignored the OS altogether, but writing time-zone
handling is a *very* messy task.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272860 (secr)
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