[R] Odp: Extracting year from a date object
petr.pikal at precheza.cz
Tue Oct 6 11:54:29 CEST 2009
r-help-bounces at r-project.org napsal dne 06.10.2009 11:39:51:
> Hi all,
> this one left me a bit puzzled, as I don't seem to find a function to
> perform this easily. I must have overlooked the obvious, so sorry in
> I have a list of dates in numerical format (i.e. 34576), defined as
> the number of days that passed since january 1st 1900. So I apply the
> function :
> > MyDate <-as.Date(34576,origin="1900-01-01")
> > MyDate
>  "1994-09-01"
> But then I want to do something like :
> MyYear <- a.year.function(MyDate)
> MyYear should have the numerical value 1994. Alas, I don't find any
> function like that. I know I can take a substring of MyDate and
> convert to numeric, or even use the function "seq()" :
> > length ( seq ( as.Date("1900-01-01"), MyDate, "years" ) ) + 1900 - 1
>  1994
> but that seems quite a way around. Can somebody tell me where the
> appropriate function is hiding?
> Thank you in advance.
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