[R] Convert character date time to R date-time variable.

Rui Barradas ru|pb@rr@d@@ @end|ng |rom @@po@pt
Thu Dec 7 17:30:54 CET 2023

Às 16:21 de 07/12/2023, Sorkin, John escreveu:
> Colleagues,
> I have a matrix of character data that represents date and time. The format of each element of the matrix is
> "2020-09-17_00:00:00"
> How can I convert the elements into a valid R date-time constant?
> Thank you,
> John
> John David Sorkin M.D., Ph.D.
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Coerce with ?as.POSIXct
Don't forget the underscore in the format.

as.POSIXct("2020-09-17_00:00:00", format = "%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M:%S")

Hope this helps,

Rui Barradas

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