[R] Date, date, POSIX question
ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sun Nov 5 15:53:51 CET 2006
I personally follow those recommendations.
On 11/5/06, Joe Byers <joe-byers at utulsa.edu> wrote:
> Thank you very much. That is a wonderful article and will help very
> much. Might I ask which date schema do you prefer?
> Thank you
> Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> > See the help desk article in R News 4/1 for a discussion on how to
> > choose.
> > On 11/5/06, Joe W. Byers <Joe-Byers at utulsa.edu> wrote:
> >> I have been working with R extensively for several months. I switched
> >> from SAS and Matlab to R. My question is
> >> Can anyone explain the benefits and detractions of the 'Date' package
> >> verses the 'date' package and verses 'POSIX' dates.
> >> I have noticed several other packages use one or the other. Rmetrics
> >> seems to standardize on POSIX. I can only see differences in default
> >> formats, and the starting counting number be it 1 1 1900 or something
> >> else.
> >> I am trying to standardize code that I write for research and to provide
> >> to my students on one date schema. The documentation is very good on
> >> using a specific package, but I can not tell the which one provides the
> >> broadest coverage across R packages or is just the better one to use.
> >> I know all of you have more experience with some of these and I am just
> >> soliciting your opinions and comments.
> >> Thank you
> >> Joe
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