[R] coordinates from locator function in POSIXct format
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Fri Jul 29 18:32:34 CEST 2011
On Jul 29, 2011, at 12:21 PM, cristabel.duran wrote:
> Hi Janis,
> thank you for you answer.
> Actually already I did exactly what you said. However, when I
> convert the number of "seconds" from the first measurement (some day
> in July 2010) then a I get a date in the year 2050 which is
> impossible. The latest date possible is 29March2011.
> my value in ?seconds?: 1285038419
> z <- 1285038419
> as.POSIXct(z, origin="2010-07-15")
> "2051-04-04 03:06:59 CEST"
> any clue why I get this date?
Because the default origin is 1970-01-01
> z <- 1285038419
> as.POSIXct(z, origin="1970-01-01")
 "2010-09-21 04:06:59 EDT"
> I thank your help,
> On 07/29/2011 04:45 PM, Jannis wrote:
>> Well,if you would have had a look at ?POSIXct the documentation
>> would have given
>> you quite a comprehensive explanation of the meaning of the values
>> of your time vector as they are the values these POSIXct values are
>> actually stored in (they are seconds since 1970-01-01).
>> Additionally you would have been redirected to as.POSIXct() which
>> converts all sorts of objects to POSIXct. I would expect this
>> function to return your desired format if you feed it with the
>> numeric values that locator() returned.
>> On 07/29/2011 03:40 PM, cristabel.duran at waldbau.uni-freiburg.de
>>> Dear R-list,
>>> I have a plot with y-axis corresponding to wind measurments
>>> and x-axis with date-time information.
>>> When I want to identify some extrem wind events in the
>>> wind-curve, I use locator() to get the exact
>>> date-information, by clicking in the points in graph I´m
>>> interested in.
>>> I get in the R console the x and y coordinates.
>>> The x coordinates are not in a POSIXct format, I guess R is
>>> returning the x coordinates in a time unit as miliseconds
>>> or something else.
>>> Do anyone how to get the x coordinates directly in a
>>> POSIXct format?
>>> Thanks in advance!
>>> Cristabel Durán Rangel. PhD Student.
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