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Get Date and Time in different Formats in R Programming – date(), Sys.Date(), Sys.time() and Sys.timezone() Function
  • Last Updated : 12 Jun, 2020

date() function in R Language is used to return the current date and time.

Syntax: date()

Parameters:
Does not accept any parameters

Example:




# R program to illustrate
# date function
  
# Calling date() function to 
# return current date and time
date()

Output:



[1] "Thu Jun 11 04:29:39 2020"

Sys.Date() Function

Sys.Date() function is used to return the system’s date.

Syntax: Sys.Date()

Parameters:
Does not accept any parameters

Example:




# R program to illustrate
# Sys.Date function
  
# Calling Sys.Date() function to 
# return the system's date
Sys.Date()

Output:

[1] "2020-06-11"

Sys.time()

Sys.time() function is used to return the system’s date and time.

Syntax: Sys.time()

Parameters:
Does not accept any parameters



Example:




# R program to illustrate
# Sys.time function
  
# Calling Sys.time() function to 
# return the system's date and time
Sys.time()

Output:

[1] "2020-06-11 05:35:49 UTC"

Sys.timezone()

Sys.timezone() function is used to return the current time zone.

Syntax: Sys.timezone()

Parameters:
Does not accept any parameters

Example:




# R program to illustrate
# Sys.timezone function
  
# Calling Sys.timezone() function to 
# return the current time zone
Sys.timezone()

Output:

[1] "Etc/UTC"
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