strctoposix¶

Purpose¶

Converts string dates to a matrix containing dates in POSIX date/time format, using the BSD strftime format specifiers.

Format¶

d = strctoposix(x, fmt)
Parameters: x (NxK string array) – dates fmt (string or ExE conformable string array) – containing strftime date/time format characters. d (NxK matrix) – containing dates in POSIX format (seconds since the Jan 1, 1970).

Examples¶

Example 1¶

print strctoposix("2012/06/23", "%Y/%m/%d");


produces the output:

1340409600


Example 2¶

print strctoposix("1945-11-22 18:36:29", "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S");


produces the output:

-760771411


Example 3¶

print strctoposix("January 29, 1973 at  4:19 PM", "%B %d, %Y at %l:%M %p");


produces the output:

97172340


ds = "Oct 23, 2007" $| "Feb 16, 2008"; s = strctoposix(ds, "%b %d, %Y");  produces s equal to: 1193097600 1203120000  Example 5¶ ds = "10/23/07 20:45:42"$| "02/16/08 14:32:22";
s = strctoposix(ds, "%x %X");


produces s equal to:

1193172342
1203172342


Remarks¶

The following format specifiers are supported:

 %A The full weekday name. %a The abbreviated weekday name. %B The full month name. %b, or %h The abbreviated month name. %C The century (a year divided by 100 and truncated to an integer) as a decimal number (00-99). %c The locale’s appropriate date and time representation. %D The date format “%m/%d/%y”. %d The day of month as a decimal number (01-31). %e The day of month as a decimal number (1-31); single digits are preceded by a blank. %F The date format “%Y-%m-%d”. %G The ISO 8601 year with century as a decimal number. %g The ISO 8601 year without century as a decimal number (00-99). %H The hour (24-hour clock) as a decimal number (00-23). %I The hour (12-hour clock) as a decimal number (01-12). %j The day of the year as a decimal number (001-366). %k The hour (24-hour clock) as a decimal number (0-23); single digits are preeded by a blank. %l The hour (12-hour clock) as a decimal number (1-12); single digits are preeded by a blank. %M The minute as a decimal number (00-59). %m The month as a decimal number (01-12). %n A newline. %p The locale’s equivalent of either “AM” or “PM”. %R The time in the format “%H:%M”. %r The locale’s representation of 12-hour clock time using AM/PM notation. %S The second as a decimal number (00-60). The range of seconds is (00-60) instead of (00-59) to allow for the periodic occurrence of leap seconds. %s The number of seconds since the Epoch, UTC. %T The time in the format “%H:%M:%S”. %t A tab. %U The week number of the year (Sunday as the first day of the week) as a decimal number (00-53). %u The weekday (Monday as the first day of the week) as a decimal number (1-7). %V The week number of the year (Monday as the first day of the week) as a decimal number (01-53). If the week containing January 1 has four or more days in the new year, then it is week 1; otherwise it is week 53 of the previous year, and the next week is week 1. %v The date in the format “%e-%b-%Y”. %W The week number of the year (Monday as the first day of the week) as a decimal number (00-53). %w The weekday (Sunday as the first day of the week) as a decimal number (0-6). %X The locale’s appropriate time representation. %x The locale’s appropriate date representation. %Y The year with century as a decimal number. %y The year without century as a decimal number (00-99). %q The quarter, derived from the month. (1-4) %Z The time zone name, or by the empty string if this is not determinable. %% The ‘%’ sign.