A new minor release of the anytime package arrived on CRAN yesterday. This is the twentieth release, but sadly we seem to be spinning our wheels just accomodating CRAN (which the two or three last releases focused on). Code and functionality remain mature and stable, of course.
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 as well as accomodating different formats in one input vector. See the anytime page, or the GitHub README.md for a few examples.
This release once again has to play catchup with CRAN as r-devel now changes how
tzone propagates when we do
as.POSIXct(as.POSIXlt(Sys.time()) — which is now no longer “equal” to
as.POSIXct(Sys.time()) even for a fixed, stored
Sys.time() call result. Probably for the better, but an issue for now so we … effectively just reduced test coverage. Call it “progress”.
The full list of changes follows.
Changes in anytime version 0.3.9 (2020-08-26)
Skip one test file that is impossible to run across different CRAN setups, and life is definitely too short for these games.
Change remaining http:// to https:// because, well, you know.