[R] From time-strings to Unix-Epoche-time?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Sep 12 15:51:42 CEST 2008

On Fri, 12 Sep 2008, Oliver Bandel wrote:

> Hello,
> I have strings with date-/time-data from a logfile.
> For a sort-by-time (and other time-related analysis)
> I need something to convert the
> times to the Unix-epoche-time (better also with parts
> of seconds).
> Is there something that does that job (or a similar conversion)
> in R?

as.numeric, unsurprisingly, for class  "POSIXct" (and as.POSIXct if 
needed ...).  It can be to sub-second accuracy (use %OS to read such 

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