[R] How to know created time of object in R?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Nov 6 08:02:49 CET 2007

On Tue, 6 Nov 2007, Dong-hyun Oh wrote:

> Dear UseRs,
> I would like to know the created time and date of specific object.
> Is there any function for it?

There isn't even the concept.  Most objects in R are a collection of 
SEXPRECs created at different times.  Suppose you create a data frame out 
of existing columns, and then later change the names? What does 'created' 
mean for the data frame?

In any case, none of the possibly relevant date-times is stored.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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