# times-methods

##### Compute Time Statistics of Sequences

Computes the gaps, the minimum or maximum gap, or the span of sequences.

- Keywords
- methods

##### Usage

```
# S4 method for timedsequences
times(x, type = c("times", "gaps", "mingap", "maxgap", "span"))
```

##### Arguments

- x
- an object.
- type
- a string value specifying the type of statistic.

##### Value

If `type = "items"`

returns a list of vectors of events times
corresponding with the elements of a sequence.

If `type = "gaps"`

returns a list of vectors of time differences
between consecutive elements of a sequence.

Otherwise, a vector corresponding with the *elements* of `x`

.

##### Note

Gap statistics are not defined for sequences of size one, i.e. which
contain a single element. `NA`

is used for undefined values.

FIXME lists are silently reduced to vector if possible.

##### See Also

Class
```
,
```

```
,
method
```

`size`

,
`itemFrequency`

,
`timeFrequency`

.

##### Examples

```
## continue example
example("timedsequences-class")
##
times(z)
times(z, "gaps")
## all defined
times(z, "span")
## crosstab
table(size = size(z), span = times(z, "span"))
```

*Documentation reproduced from package arulesSequences, version 0.2-19, License: GPL-2*

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