[R] No "number of days" format for 'difftime'?

ruipbarradas at sapo.pt ruipbarradas at sapo.pt
Mon Aug 8 11:56:11 CEST 2016


You're missing a double quotes. Right after format=

Hope this helps,

Rui Barradas

Citando Loris Bennett <loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de>:

> Hi,
> When I try
> d <- as.difftime("6-08:18:33",format=%d-%H:%M:%S")
> I get:
> Error: unexpected SPECIAL in "as.difftime("6-08:18:33",format=%d-%"
> Am I correct in thinking that it is not possible to do something like
> this, because there is no character string for the format which
> corresponds to "number of days"?
> I could misuse "%j" for "day of the year as a decimal number", but
> ultimately the "difftime" object is still a data, rather than a length
> of time and I should be looking at a package like 'lubridate' instead.
> Is that the case?
> Cheers,
> Loris
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