# [R] Problem with DateVisit-gives wrong year?

arun smartpink111 at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 17 13:31:16 CEST 2013

```HI,
test.date<- rep(c("14/05/2012","01/10/2012","28/09/2012"),each=6)
as.Date(test.date,"%d/%m/%Y")
# [1] "2012-05-14" "2012-05-14" "2012-05-14" "2012-05-14" "2012-05-14"
#[6] "2012-05-14" "2012-10-01" "2012-10-01" "2012-10-01" "2012-10-01"
#[11] "2012-10-01" "2012-10-01" "2012-09-28" "2012-09-28" "2012-09-28"
#[16] "2012-09-28" "2012-09-28" "2012-09-28"
test.date1<- factor(test.date)
as.Date(test.date1,"%d/%m/%Y")
# [1] "2012-05-14" "2012-05-14" "2012-05-14" "2012-05-14" "2012-05-14"
#[6] "2012-05-14" "2012-10-01" "2012-10-01" "2012-10-01" "2012-10-01"
#[11] "2012-10-01" "2012-10-01" "2012-09-28" "2012-09-28" "2012-09-28"
#[16] "2012-09-28" "2012-09-28" "2012-09-28"
A.K.

----- Original Message -----
From: Pancho Mulongeni <p.mulongeni at namibia.pharmaccess.org>
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Subject: [R] Problem with DateVisit-gives wrong year?

Hi I have the following factor of dates that I want to converted to Date class so I can extract the month
> test.date
[1] 14/05/2012 14/05/2012 14/05/2012 14/05/2012 14/05/2012 14/05/2012
[7] 14/05/2012 14/05/2012 14/05/2012 14/05/2012
201 Levels: 01/10/2012 01/11/2012 01/12/2012 02/07/2012 ... 28/09/2012
I use code below
ntest.date<-as.Date(test.date,'%d/%m/%y')

but the output has the wrong year, and the reverse order
ntest.date
[1] "2020-05-14" "2020-05-14" "2020-05-14" "2020-05-14" "2020-05-14"
[6] "2020-05-14" "2020-05-14" "2020-05-14" "2020-05-14" "2020-05-14"

What am I doing wrong?
I dare not say the word 'bug'
Thanks
Pancho Mulongeni
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