coercion-time-difference: Time difference coercion

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Methods Examples

Description

Coercion functions for creating difftime objects from other existing objects.

Usage

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as.difftime(tim, ...)

## Default S3 method:
as.difftime(tim, format = "%X", units = "auto", ...)

Arguments

tim

A vector specifying a time interval.

...

Other arguments passed on to methods.

format

A single character specifying the format of tim when it is a character. The default is a locale-specific time format.

units

A single character specifying units in which the results are desired. Required if tim is a numeric.

Details

This function overrides the non-generic as.difftime() function provided in base so that packages can provide methods for different data types. The default method call the base version.

Value

A difftime object with an attribute indicating the units.

Methods

\Sexpr[stage=render,results=rd]{generics:::methods_rd("as.difftime")}

Examples

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as.difftime(1:5, units = "secs")

as.difftime(c("01:55:22", "01:55:25"))

as.difftime("01", format = "%H")
as.difftime("01", format = "%H", units = "secs")

generics documentation built on May 2, 2019, 9:22 a.m.