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Parsing Date and Time in R Programming – strptime() Function
  • Last Updated : 02 Mar, 2021

strptime() function in R Language is used to parse the given representation of date and time with the given template.
 

Syntax: strptime(x, format, tz = “”)
Parameters: 
x: given representation of date and time 
y: given template in which parsing is done 
tz: a character string specifying the time zone to be used for the conversion 
 

Example 1: 
 

Python3




# R program to illustrate
# strptime function
 
# Specifying a time
x <- "13:15:17"
 
# Calling strptime() function
# over specified time and template
y <- strptime(x, "% H:% M:% S")
 
# Getting the current date and
# given time into specified template
y

Output: 
 



[1] "2020-06-17 13:15:17 UTC"

Example 2: 
 

Python3




# R program to illustrate
# strptime function
 
# Specifying a date and time
x <- "10-02-2020 05:05:06 AM"
 
# Calling strptime() function
# over specified date and time, template
# and time zone
y <- strptime(x, "% d-% m-% Y % I:% M:% S", "GMT")
 
# Getting parsed date and time
y

Output: 
 

[1] "2020-02-10 05:05:06 GMT"

 

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