Date objects are saved as integer values in R, allowing them to be compared and manipulated in the same way that numeric vectors are. Logical comparisons are straightforward. When it comes to dates, earlier dates are considered "lesser" than later dates.
To convert character data to dates, use the as. Date() function. Date(x, "format") is the format, with x being the character data and format being the suitable format.
R provides a date data type in addition to the time data types. The date data type differs from the time data type in that it keeps track of days rather than seconds. The as. Date function can be used to convert a string to a date type.
In R, the time() method can be used to combine the date and time to produce a date-time object in POSIX format. date – The date can be supplied in either the Date format or as a character string denoted by "YYYY-MM-DD."
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