[R] calculating age from year of birth and date?

Dimitri Liakhovitski ld7631 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 16:18:29 CEST 2010

```Give what you've given us, you can try:

x<-data.frame(date=c(39804,9527,39917),birth=c(1988,1911,1969)) # your
years have to be in 4-digit format
# formatting date as Date. What you have is, I think, number of days
since 1900 - can anyone correct me?
x\$date<-as.Date(x\$date,origin="1900-01-01")
x\$birth<-as.character(x\$birth)  # has to be formatted as characters first
x\$birth<-as.Date(x\$birth,"%Y") # now "birth" is also in date format
x\$age<-x\$date-x\$birth  # gives you age in days
x

# I am not sure how to translate x\$age - which is in days - into
years. Here is how I would do it:
x\$age<-as.numeric(x\$age)
x\$age<-x\$age/365
x

Dimitri

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Dimitri Liakhovitski <ld7631 at gmail.com> wrote:
> And what is the format for year of birth in Excel?
> Can't you use "concatenate" to concatenate a new column (that contains
> only 19) and the column that contains a 2-digit year of birth?
> And then change all those who are born (in the new column) before 1910
> to XX+100 - which will give you 2009 (or 2001), etc.?
>
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 9:57 AM, Vlatka Matkovic Puljic
> <v.matkovic.puljic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> well...when imported to R (from xls file) it transform to number
>> print(D1)
>>    [1] 39804 39527 39917 39860 39489
>> ???
>> but in xls is dd/mm/yyyy
>>
>> and year of birth is as yy
>> those born after 1999 are removed
>>
>>
>> Dana 21. travnja 2010. 15:52 Dimitri Liakhovitski <ld7631 at gmail.com> je
>> napisao/la:
>>>
>>> In what format are you dates?
>>> Are they always like this: two digits for day, then one or two digits
>>> for month, and four digits for the year?
>>> Also - are any of your people born after 1999?
>>>
>>> Dimitri
>>>
>>>
>>> 2010/4/21 Vlatka Matković Puljić <vlatka.m at gmail.com>:
>>> > Hi,
>>> >
>>> > I have v1 (date of test) and v2 (year of birth).
>>> >  v1             v2
>>> > 15.5.2008   88
>>> > 18.6.2009    54
>>> >
>>> > I want R to use only year in v1; and v2 see as 1988 and calculate age in
>>> > v3.
>>> > any ideas how to do that?
>>> >
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