date_month_factor() extracts the month values from a date or date-time and converts them to an ordered factor of month names. This can be useful in combination with ggplot2, or for modeling.

date_month_factor(x, ..., labels = "en", abbreviate = FALSE)

Arguments

x

[Date / POSIXct / POSIXlt]

A date or date-time vector.

...

These dots are for future extensions and must be empty.

labels

[clock_labels / character(1)]

Character representations of localized weekday names, month names, and AM/PM names. Either the language code as string (passed on to clock_labels_lookup()), or an object created by clock_labels().

abbreviate

[logical(1)]

If TRUE, the abbreviated month names from labels will be used.

If FALSE, the full month names from labels will be used.

Value

An ordered factor representing the months.

Examples

x <- add_months(as.Date("2019-01-01"), 0:11) date_month_factor(x)
#> [1] January February March April May June July #> [8] August September October November December #> 12 Levels: January < February < March < April < May < June < ... < December
date_month_factor(x, abbreviate = TRUE)
#> [1] Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec #> 12 Levels: Jan < Feb < Mar < Apr < May < Jun < Jul < Aug < Sep < ... < Dec
date_month_factor(x, labels = "fr")
#> [1] janvier février mars avril mai juin juillet #> [8] août septembre octobre novembre décembre #> 12 Levels: janvier < février < mars < avril < mai < juin < juillet < ... < décembre