[R] Reading time/date string

Mark W Kimpel mwkimpel at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 07:03:25 CEST 2007

Look at some of these functions...

DateTimeClasses(base)   Date-Time Classes
as.POSIXct(base)        Date-time Conversion Functions
cut.POSIXt(base)        Convert a Date or Date-Time Object to a Factor
format.Date(base)       Date Conversion Functions to and from Character


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Matthew Walker wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Can anyone tell me what function I should use to read time/date strings 
> and turn them into a form such that I can easily calculate the 
> difference of two?  The strings I've got look like "10:17:07 02 Aug 
> 2007".  If I could calculate the number of seconds between them I'd be 
> very happy!
> Cheers,
> Matthew
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