as_date() is a generic function that converts its input to a date (Date).
There are methods for converting date-times (POSIXct), calendars, time points, and zoned-times to dates.
For converting to a date-time, see
as_date(x) # S3 method for Date as_date(x) # S3 method for POSIXt as_date(x) # S3 method for clock_calendar as_date(x) # S3 method for clock_time_point as_date(x) # S3 method for clock_zoned_time as_date(x)
A date with the same length as
Note that clock always assumes that R's Date class is naive, so converting a POSIXct to a Date will always retain the printed year, month, and day value.
This is not a drop-in replacement for
as.Date(), as it only converts a
limited set of types to Date. For parsing characters as dates, see
date_parse(). For converting numerics to dates, see
continue to use
x <- date_time_parse("2019-01-01 23:02:03", "America/New_York") # R's `as.Date.POSIXct()` method defaults to changing the printed time # to UTC before converting, which can result in odd conversions like this: as.Date(x)#>  "2019-01-02"# `as_date()` will never change the printed time before converting as_date(x)#>  "2019-01-01"# Can also convert from other clock types as_date(year_month_day(2019, 2, 5))#>  "2019-02-05"