base (version 3.2.1)

Sys.time: Get Current Date and Time


Sys.time and Sys.Date returns the system's idea of the current date with and without time.


Sys.time() Sys.Date()



Sys.time returns an object of class "POSIXct" (see DateTimeClasses). On almost all systems it will have sub-second accuracy, possibly microseconds or better. On Windows it increments in clock ticks (usually 1/60 of a second) reported to millisecond accuracy.Sys.Date returns an object of class "Date" (see Date).


Sys.time returns an absolute date-time value which can be converted to various time zones and may return different days.

Sys.Date returns the current day in the current time zone.

See Also

date for the system time in a fixed-format character string.

Sys.timezone. system.time for measuring elapsed/CPU time of expressions.