[R] chron and locales

Detlef Steuer Detlef.Steuer at unibw-hamburg.de
Thu Nov 14 15:19:16 CET 2002

(R-1.6.0 and chron 2.2, linux)

I have to work with date/time values from another LOCALE
on my machine. My normal locale is "de DE at euro" and 
the data I have to handle use AM/PM specifications for the times.

dstring <- "Nov 12 2001  4:31PM"

The problem now is, that  
strptime(dstring, "%b %d %Y %I:%M%p")
[1] "2001-11-12 04:31:00"

just ignores my times coming from another locale.

I have a workaroud (kind of) in setting my LANG enviroment to C
before starting R, but I hope for a better, more portable solution.
Any hints? 


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