[R] Help with strftime error "character string is not in a standard unambiguous format"

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us
Mon Sep 12 10:00:48 CEST 2016

Perhaps use the correct function.  (Just one little letter off...)
Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.

On September 11, 2016 10:57:39 PM PDT, Chris Evans <chrishold at psyctc.org> wrote:
>I am trying to read activity data created by Garmin. It outputs dates
>like this:
>"Thu, 25 Aug 2016 6:34 PM"
>The problem that has stumped me is this:
>> strftime("Thu, 25 Aug 2016 6:34 PM",format="%a, %d %b %Y %I:%M %p")
>Error in as.POSIXlt.character(x, tz = tz) : 
>  character string is not in a standard unambiguous format
>I _thought_ I had this running OK but that error is catching me now.  I
>think I've read ?strftime and written that format string correctly to
>match the input but I'm stumped now.
>Can someone advise me?  Many thanks in advance,
>> sessionInfo()
>R version 3.3.1 (2016-06-21)
>Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)
>Running under: Windows 10 x64 (build 10586)
>[1] LC_COLLATE=English_United Kingdom.1252 
>[2] LC_CTYPE=English_United Kingdom.1252   
>[3] LC_MONETARY=English_United Kingdom.1252
>[4] LC_NUMERIC=C                           
>[5] LC_TIME=English_United Kingdom.1252    
>attached base packages:
>[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base   
>loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>[1] compiler_3.3.1 tools_3.3.1   
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