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assertDate

Convert to Date (or POSIXct) and assert successful conversion

Description

Converts its input to type Date (or POSIXct), and asserts that the content is in fact of suitable type by checking for remaining NA

Usage

assertDate(x)

assertTime(x)

Arguments

Argument Description
x An input object suitable for anydate or anytime

Details

Note that these functions just check for NA and cannot check for semantic correctness.

Value

A vector of Date or POSIXct objects. As a side effect, an error will be thrown in any of the input was not convertible.

Author(s)

Dirk Eddelbuettel

Examples

assertDate(c("2001/02/03", "2001-02-03", "20010203"))
assertTime(c("2001/02/03 04:05:06", "2001-02-03  04:05:06", "20010203 040506"))