Wed, 14 Nov 2018

anytime 0.3.3

A new minor clean-up release of the anytime package arrived on CRAN overnight. This is the fourteenth release, and follows the 0.3.2 release a good week ago.

anytime is a very focused package aiming to do just one thing really well: to convert anything in integer, numeric, character, factor, ordered, … format to either POSIXct or Date objects – and to do so without requiring a format string. See the anytime page, or the GitHub for a few examples.

This release really adds the nice new vignette as a vignette—there was a gotcha in the 0.3.2 release—and updates some core documentation in the to correctly show anydata() on input such as 20160101 (which was an improvement made starting with the 0.3.0 release).

Changes in anytime version 0.3.3 (2018-11-13)

  • Vignette build quirkyness on Windows resolved so vignette reinstated.

  • Documentation updated showing correct use of anydate (and not anytime) on input like ‘2016010’ following the 0.3.0 release heuristic change.

  • Set #define for Boost to make compilation more quiet.

Courtesy of CRANberries, there is a comparison to the previous release. More information is on the anytime page.

For questions or comments use the issue tracker off the GitHub repo.

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