 Converts a Date to a Decimal of its Year

## Usage

as_decimal(year, month, day, calendar)

# S4 method for numeric,numeric,numeric,TimeScale
as_decimal(year, month, day, calendar)

## Arguments

year

A numeric vector of years. If month and day are missing, decimal years are expected.

month

A numeric vector of months.

day

A numeric vector of days.

calendar

A TimeScale object specifying the calendar of year, month and day (see calendar()).

## Value

A numeric vector of (ecimal years.

Other fixed date tools: arithmetic, as_date(), as_fixed(), as_year(), fixed_gregorian, fixed_julian, fixed(), format(), pretty()

N. Frerebeau

## Examples

## R 1.0.0
(y <- fixed(year = 2000, month = 02, day = 29, calendar = CE()))
#> Rata die: number of days since 01-01-01 (Gregorian).
#>  730179
as_date(y, calendar = CE())
#>   year month day
#> 1 2000     2  29
as_year(y, calendar = CE())
#>  2000.161

## Create a vector of years BP (Gregorian)
## (every two years starting from 2000 BP)
(years <- seq(from = 2000, by = -2, length.out = 10))
#>   2000 1998 1996 1994 1992 1990 1988 1986 1984 1982
## Convert years to rata die
(rd <- fixed(years, calendar = BP()))
#> Rata die: number of days since 01-01-01 (Gregorian).
#>   -18627 -17897 -17166 -16436 -15705 -14975 -14244 -13514 -12783 -12053
## Convert back to Gregorian years BP
as_year(rd, calendar = BP())
#>   2000 1998 1996 1994 1992 1990 1988 1986 1984 1982

## More convenient
(rd <- fixed_from_BP(years))
#> Rata die: number of days since 01-01-01 (Gregorian).
#>   -18627 -17897 -17166 -16436 -15705 -14975 -14244 -13514 -12783 -12053
fixed_to_BP(rd)
#>   2000 1998 1996 1994 1992 1990 1988 1986 1984 1982