[R] POSIX system oddities

Sebastien Bihorel Seb@@t|en@B|hore| @end|ng |rom cogn|gencorp@com
Mon Mar 30 02:15:04 CEST 2020

Duh !!!


From: Peter Langfelder <peter.langfelder using gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 20:12
To: Sebastien Bihorel <Sebastien.Bihorel using cognigencorp.com>
Cc: r-help using r-project.org <r-help using r-project.org>
Subject: Re: [R] POSIX system oddities

The time has changed from "standard" (EST) to "Daylight saving" (EDT) which shaves off 1 hour.


On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 5:03 PM Sebastien Bihorel via R-help <r-help using r-project.org<mailto:r-help using r-project.org>> wrote:

Why is there less number of seconds on 03/10/2019 in the internal POSIX system? The difference between the previous or the next day eems to be exactly 1 hour. I could not find anything in the manuals on CRAN.

> dates <- as.POSIXct(sprintf('03/%s/2019',9:12), format = '%m/%d/%Y')
> dates
[1] "2019-03-09 EST" "2019-03-10 EST" "2019-03-11 EDT" "2019-03-12 EDT"
> diff(as.numeric(dates[1:2]))
[1] 86400
> diff(as.numeric(dates[2:3]))
[1] 82800
> diff(as.numeric(dates[3:4]))
[1] 86400

        [[alternative HTML version deleted]]

R-help using r-project.org<mailto:R-help using r-project.org> mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see
PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.

	[[alternative HTML version deleted]]

More information about the R-help mailing list