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Re: problem parsing time out of datetime object

From: PhilipNienhuis
Subject: Re: problem parsing time out of datetime object
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:41:16 -0700 (MST)

AG wrote
> I am trying to parse a datetime string into two pieces, date and time, and
> I'm trying to figure out why this code does not work.  According to the
> docs
> it seems that a call to rem on a datetime will give you the time but it
> doesn't seem to do that.
> dt_num = datenum('2013/05/29 00:00:00','YYYY/DD/MM HH:MM:SS')
>  d_num = floor(dt_num)
>  t_num = rem(dt_num,1)
> datestr(d_num) ## ans = 05-Jan-2013  (RIGHT!)
> datestr(t_num)  ## ans = 31-Dec--001 (WRONG)

Seems perfectly OK to me. What else would you expect for a date in the year
0, month 0, day 0?  :-)

But perhaps you meant:
>> datestr (t_num, 13)
ans = 00:00:00

(try "help datestr" to see datestr's output options)


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