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Date Handling in Excel and R

Amieroh Abrahams continues a series comparing Excel and R:

Here we will explore the various ways to handle dates in Excel and R. Dates are a crucial part of data analysis and are used in various fields such as biology, healthcare, and social sciences. However, working with dates can be challenging, especially when dealing with large datasets or multiple formats.

In Excel, there are several functions available to handle dates, such as DATEYEARMONTH, and DAY. Excel also provides various formatting options to customise the display of dates. However, Excel has some limitations when it comes to complex date calculations, and it can be time-consuming to work with dates in large datasets.

In contrast, R has a robust set of tools for handling dates, including the {lubridate} package, which simplifies the manipulation of dates and times. Additionally, R allows for efficient handling of dates in large datasets, making it a powerful tool for time-series analysis. Whether you are working with dates in Excel or R, this blog will provide you with the basic tools and techniques to handle dates efficiently and accurately. So let’s get started!

Read on for the comparison.

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