[R] Date format in plot

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 21:37:32 CEST 2009

See R News 4/1. The article on dates there discusses how they
work and discusses Excel's dates as well.

On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 1:58 PM, swertie<v_coudrain at voila.fr> wrote:
> Hello, I plot the abundance of a species in relation to the date. To have the
> date as a continous variable I put it in the format "standard" in excel
> (f.ex. 39939 means 06.05.2009). R uses 39939 on the x axis, but I would like
> to have "06.05". I tried to use as.Date as suggested in some discussion but
> I don't manage to use it, the returned date is not correct. Do you have any
> clue? thank you
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