5.2 Convert String to Date

20220108 The lubridate (Spinu, Grolemund, and Wickham 2021) package is the go to package for converting strings that represent a date into the date and time formats for computing with dates.

dt <- ymd("20220108")

Let’s have a look at the value:

## [1] "2022-01-08"


Spinu, Vitalie, Garrett Grolemund, and Hadley Wickham. 2021. Lubridate: Make Dealing with Dates a Little Easier. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=lubridate.

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