[R] Convert ordinary dates into POSIX

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 8 12:56:03 CET 2006

?strptime in R.

However, if you want to convert dates (and not date-times), see ?as.Date, 
using the 'format' argument.

On Wed, 8 Nov 2006, Ivan Kalafatic wrote:

> Does anyone know where I can find any tool for Windows that converts
> dates from ordinary formats into POSIX?
> I need it to import sime time series from Excel into R and use them
> with its package.

RODBC is able to do so automagically in most cases (at least in English 

> Thanks!
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