calendar-count-between {clock} | R Documentation |
calendar_count_between()
counts the number of precision
units between
start
and end
(i.e., the number of years or months). This count
corresponds to the whole number of units, and will never return a
fractional value.
This is suitable for, say, computing the whole number of years or months between two calendar dates, accounting for the day and time of day.
Each calendar has its own help page describing the precisions that you can count at:
calendar_count_between(start, end, precision, ..., n = 1L)
start, end |
A pair of calendar vectors. These will be recycled to their common size. |
precision |
A precision. Allowed precisions are dependent on the calendar used. |
... |
These dots are for future extensions and must be empty. |
n |
A single positive integer specifying a multiple of |
An integer representing the number of precision
units between
start
and end
.
The computed count has the property that if start <= end
, then
start + <count> <= end
. Similarly, if start >= end
, then
start + <count> >= end
. In other words, the comparison direction between
start
and end
will never change after adding the count to start
. This
makes this function useful for repeated count computations at
increasingly fine precisions.
# Number of whole years between these dates
x <- year_month_day(2000, 01, 05)
y <- year_month_day(2005, 01, 04:06)
# Note that `2000-01-05 -> 2005-01-04` is only 4 full years
calendar_count_between(x, y, "year")