[R] Timezone problem with 3.4.2

Dennis Fisher fisher at plessthan.com
Fri Dec 1 03:37:02 CET 2017


I just installed 3.4.2 on a Mac running High Sierra.

I encountered the following:

R version 3.4.2 (2017-09-28) -- "Short Summer"
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Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0 (64-bit)

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> Sys.Date()
[1] "2017-12-01"
Warning message:
In as.POSIXlt.POSIXct(Sys.time()) :
  unknown timezone 'zone/tz/2017c.1.0/zoneinfo/America/Los_Angeles'

There is nothing odd about the date/time settings on the computer.

I then tried:
> Sys.timezone()
[1] NA

Previously, there was not a problem with timezones.

Can I override this?  

Any thoughts?


Dennis Fisher MD
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