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getFormats

Functions to retrieve, set or remove formats used for parsing dates.

Description

The time and date parsing and conversion relies on trying a (given and fixed) number of timeformats. The format used is the one employed by the underlying implementation of the Boost date_time library.

Usage

getFormats()

addFormats(fmt)

removeFormats(fmt)

Arguments

Argument Description
fmt A vector of character values in the form understood by Boost date_time

Value

Nothing in the case of addFormats; a character vector of formats in the case of getFormats

Author(s)

Dirk Eddelbuettel

See Also

anytime-package and references therein

Examples

  getFormats()
  addFormats(c("%d %b %y",      # two-digit date [not recommended], textual month
               "%a %b %d %Y"))  # weekday weeknumber four-digit year
  removeFormats("%d %b %y")     # remove first