Steven Sanderson talks dates and times. First up is an overview of how built-in date functionality works in R:
In this post, we will cover the basics of handling dates and times in R using the
as.POSIXltfunctions. We will use the example code below to explain each line in simple terms. Let’s get started!
In the first part of our code, we use the
as.Date()function to find the next Mother’s Day. Since we don’t need to consider specific times, we can simply use the Date class, which simplifies the process. We create a vector with two elements:
endMothersDay, both set to “2024-05-14”. This represents the range of Mother’s Day for the year 2024. Finally, we store the result in the variable
NextMothersDayand print it to the console. Voilà! We have the next Mother’s Day date.
Note that this isn’t a post about date calculation, such as finding the Nth Sunday in the month of May