Interpret a character string as a time interval Strings are of the form MM:SS or HH:MM:SS.

ctimeToSeconds(ctime)

Arguments

ctime

a character string (see ‘Details’.

Value

A numeric value, the number of seconds represented by the string.

See also

See secondsToCtime(), the inverse of this.

Other things related to time: julianCenturyAnomaly(), julianDay(), numberAsHMS(), numberAsPOSIXct(), secondsToCtime(), unabbreviateYear()

Examples

library(oce) cat("10 = ", ctimeToSeconds("10"), "s\n", sep="")
#> 10 = 10s
cat("01:04 = ", ctimeToSeconds("01:04"), "s\n", sep="")
#> 01:04 = 64s
cat("1:00:00 = ", ctimeToSeconds("1:00:00"), "s\n", sep="")
#> 1:00:00 = 3600s