recur_on_day_of_week {almanac}R Documentation

Recur on a day of the week



recur_on_day_of_week(x, day, ..., nth = NULL)






A recurrence rule.


⁠[integer / character]⁠

Days of the week to recur on. Integer values must be from 1 to 7, with 1 = Monday and 7 = Sunday. This is also allowed to be a full weekday string like "Tuesday", or an abbreviation like "Tues".


These dots are for future extensions and must be empty.


⁠[integer / NULL]⁠

Limit to the n-th occurrence of the day in the base frequency. For example, in a monthly frequency, using nth = -1 would limit to the last day in the month. The default of NULL chooses all occurrences.


Multiple week day values are allowed, and nth will be applied to all of them. If you want to apply different nth values to different days of the week, call recur_on_day_of_week() twice with different day values.

It is particularly important to pay attention to the since date when using weekly rules. The day of the week to use comes from the since date, which, by default, is a Monday (1900-01-01). See almanac_since() for more information.


An updated rrule.


# Using default `since` (1900-01-01, a Monday)
on_weekly_mondays <- weekly()

start <- "1999-01-01" # <- a Friday
end <- "1999-03-01"

# This finds the first Monday, and then continues from there
alma_search(start, end, on_weekly_mondays)

# We start counting from a Friday here
on_weekly_fridays <- weekly(since = start)
alma_search(start, end, on_weekly_fridays)

# Alternatively, we could use `recur_on_day_of_week()` and force a recurrence
# rule on Friday
on_forced_friday <- on_weekly_mondays %>% recur_on_day_of_week("Friday")
alma_search(start, end, on_forced_friday)

# At monthly frequencies, you can use n-th values to look for particular
# week day events
on_first_friday_in_month <- monthly() %>% recur_on_day_of_week("Fri", nth = 1)
alma_search(start, end, on_first_friday_in_month)

# Negative values let you look from the back
on_last_friday_in_month <- monthly() %>% recur_on_day_of_week("Fri", nth = -1)
alma_search(start, end, on_last_friday_in_month)

# At yearly frequencies, this looks for the first sunday of the year
on_first_sunday_in_year <- yearly() %>% recur_on_day_of_week("Sunday", nth = 1)
alma_search(start, end, on_first_sunday_in_year)

# Last week day of the month
last_weekday_of_month <- monthly() %>%
  # Last occurrence of each weekday in the month
  recur_on_day_of_week(c("Mon", "Tue", "Wed", "Thu", "Fri"), nth = -1) %>%
  # Now choose the last one of those in each month

alma_search(start, end, last_weekday_of_month)

[Package almanac version 1.0.0 Index]