[R] How to manipulate the time data without the date?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Nov 6 18:29:12 CET 2008

Why not give it an arbitrary date such 2008-01-01?

On Thu, 6 Nov 2008, tedzzx wrote:

> Hi,all
> I only got the time data such as:
> tms<-c("19:30:23","18:39:10".....)
> I want to manipulate this time series data. For example, plus one second(or
> minute) or minus one second
> This data only has the time(h:m:s), without the date. I know that there are
> chron package, ISOPix class and the timeDate class, but all these class need
> the input of date.

And in base R there is POSIXct.

> How can we manipulate the time data without the date?

Not really, as DST changes mean which day does matter.  But all other days 
will be the same.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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