Date Conversion to Character in LaTeX Format

Description

This is a simple convenience function that returns a date in the format used by \today in LaTeX. A possible use case is fixing the date shown in a vignette at weaving time.

Usage

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latexDate(x = Sys.Date(), ...)

Arguments

x

any object for which an as.POSIXlt method exists. Defaults to the current date.

...

other arguments to as.POSIXlt

Value

A character vector

Author(s)

Mikko Korpela

Examples

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latexDate()                              # today
latexDate(Sys.Date() + 5)                # today + 5 days
latexDate(c("2013-12-06", "2014-09-19")) # fixed dates
## [1] "December 6, 2013"   "September 19, 2014"
latexDate(5*60*60*24, origin=Sys.Date()) # today + 5 days

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