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Determine the Month on a Specific Date in R Programming – months() Function

  • Last Updated : 24 Jun, 2020

months() function in R Language is used to determine the month on a specific date passed to it as argument.

Syntax: months(date, abbreviate)

Parameters:
date: Date to be checked
abbreviate: Boolean value to abbreviate month

Example 1:




# R program to find the month 
# on a specific date
  
# Specifying the date
date <- as.POSIXlt("2020-06-23")
date
  
# Calling months() function
months(date)

Output:

[1] "2020-06-23 UTC"
[1] "June"

Example 2:




# R program to find the month 
# on a specific date
  
# Specifying the date
date <- as.POSIXlt("1994-01-17")
date
  
# Calling months() function
months(date, abbreviate = TRUE)

Output:

[1] "1994-01-17 UTC"
[1] "Jan"

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