[R] Date and Times a la Dalgaard

Augusto.Sanabria at ga.gov.au Augusto.Sanabria at ga.gov.au
Fri Mar 10 05:01:29 CET 2006

To manipulate date/time I use packages "zoo" and

Hope it helps,


Augusto Sanabria. MSc, PhD.
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Subject: [R] Date and Times a la Dalgaard

Does anyone know of a resource for learning the basics of how to manage and
manipulate dates and times in R? I have been reading "Introductory Statistics
with R" by Peter Dalgaard which is fantastic. But alas, I could find no
reference to date and time. I have looked at the reference manual but it is
particularly unapproachable. So rather than dense technical talk I would
rather see a dataset, several arguments and commentary of what is happening.
The alternative to is to make Excel or Microsoft Access handle all the date
and time work (I have had about 16 years experience with how to calculate and
handle date and time in those programs) and then use RODBC to read it.

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