lubridate (version 1.6.0)

time_length: Compute the exact length of a time span.

Description

Compute the exact length of a time span.

Usage

time_length(x, unit = "second")

# S4 method for Interval time_length(x, unit = "second")

Arguments

x

a duration, period, difftime or interval

unit

a character string that specifies with time units to use

Value

the length of the interval in the specified unit. A negative number connotes a negative interval or duration

Details

When x is an Interval-class object and unit are years or months, timespan_length takes into account the fact that all months and years don't have the same number of days.

When x is a Duration-class, Period-class or difftime object, length in months or years is based on their most common lengths in seconds (see timespan).

See Also

timespan

Examples

# NOT RUN {
int <- interval(ymd("1980-01-01"), ymd("2014-09-18"))
time_length(int, "week")

# Exact age
time_length(int, "year")

# Age at last anniversary
trunc(time_length(int, "year"))

# Example of difference between intervals and durations
int <- interval(ymd("1900-01-01"), ymd("1999-12-31"))
time_length(int, "year")
time_length(as.duration(int), "year")
# }