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Calculate Time Difference between Dates in R Programming – difftime() Function

  • Last Updated : 10 Jun, 2020
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difftime() function in R Language is used to calculate time difference between dates in the required units like days, weeks, months, years, etc.

Syntax: difftime(date1, date2, units)

Parameters:
date1, date2: Dates to calculate difference
units: Days, weeks, months, etc.

Example 1:




# R program to find time difference
  
# Calling difftime() function
difftime("2020-5-16", "2020-1-15", units = "days")
difftime("2020-5-16", "2020-1-15", units = "weeks")

Output:

Time difference of 122 days
Time difference of 17.42857 weeks

Example 2:




# R program to find time difference
  
# Calling difftime() function
difftime("2020-5-16", "2020-1-15", units = "hours")
difftime("2020-5-16", "2020-1-15", units = "mins")

Output:

Time difference of 2928 hours
Time difference of 175680 mins
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