year-month-day-arithmetic {clock}R Documentation

Arithmetic: year-month-day


These are year-month-day methods for the arithmetic generics.

Notably, you cannot add days to a year-month-day. For day-based arithmetic, first convert to a time point with as_naive_time() or as_sys_time().


## S3 method for class 'clock_year_month_day'
add_years(x, n, ...)

## S3 method for class 'clock_year_month_day'
add_quarters(x, n, ...)

## S3 method for class 'clock_year_month_day'
add_months(x, n, ...)




A year-month-day vector.


⁠[integer / clock_duration]⁠

An integer vector to be converted to a duration, or a duration corresponding to the arithmetic function being used. This corresponds to the number of duration units to add. n may be negative to subtract units of duration.


These dots are for future extensions and must be empty.


Adding a single quarter with add_quarters() is equivalent to adding 3 months.

x and n are recycled against each other using tidyverse recycling rules.


x after performing the arithmetic.


x <- year_month_day(2019, 1, 1)

add_years(x, 1:5)

y <- year_month_day(2019, 1, 31)

# Adding 1 month to `y` generates an invalid date
y_plus <- add_months(y, 1:2)

# Invalid dates are fine, as long as they are eventually resolved
# by either manually resolving, or by calling `invalid_resolve()`

# Resolve by returning the previous / next valid moment in time
invalid_resolve(y_plus, invalid = "previous")
invalid_resolve(y_plus, invalid = "next")

# Manually resolve by setting to the last day of the month
invalid <- invalid_detect(y_plus)
y_plus[invalid] <- set_day(y_plus[invalid], "last")

[Package clock version 0.7.0 Index]