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This is a time point method for the seq() generic. It works for sys-time and naive-time vectors.

Sequences can be generated for all valid time point precisions (daily through nanosecond).

When calling seq(), exactly two of the following must be specified:

  • to

  • by

  • Either length.out or along.with

Usage

# S3 method for clock_time_point
seq(from, to = NULL, by = NULL, length.out = NULL, along.with = NULL, ...)

Arguments

from

[clock_sys_time(1) / clock_naive_time(1)]

A time point to start the sequence from.

from is always included in the result.

to

[clock_sys_time(1) / clock_naive_time(1) / NULL]

A time point to stop the sequence at.

to is cast to the type of from.

to is only included in the result if the resulting sequence divides the distance between from and to exactly.

by

[integer(1) / clock_duration(1) / NULL]

The unit to increment the sequence by.

If by is an integer, it is transformed into a duration with the precision of from.

If by is a duration, it is cast to the type of from.

length.out

[positive integer(1) / NULL]

The length of the resulting sequence.

If specified, along.with must be NULL.

along.with

[vector / NULL]

A vector who's length determines the length of the resulting sequence.

Equivalent to length.out = vec_size(along.with).

If specified, length.out must be NULL.

...

These dots are for future extensions and must be empty.

Value

A sequence with the type of from.

Examples

# Daily sequence
seq(
  as_naive_time(year_month_day(2019, 1, 1)),
  as_naive_time(year_month_day(2019, 2, 4)),
  by = 5
)
#> <time_point<naive><day>[7]>
#> [1] "2019-01-01" "2019-01-06" "2019-01-11" "2019-01-16" "2019-01-21"
#> [6] "2019-01-26" "2019-01-31"

# Minutely sequence using minute precision naive-time
x <- as_naive_time(year_month_day(2019, 1, 2, 3, 3))
x
#> <time_point<naive><minute>[1]>
#> [1] "2019-01-02T03:03"

seq(x, by = 4, length.out = 10)
#> <time_point<naive><minute>[10]>
#>  [1] "2019-01-02T03:03" "2019-01-02T03:07" "2019-01-02T03:11"
#>  [4] "2019-01-02T03:15" "2019-01-02T03:19" "2019-01-02T03:23"
#>  [7] "2019-01-02T03:27" "2019-01-02T03:31" "2019-01-02T03:35"
#> [10] "2019-01-02T03:39"

# You can use larger step sizes by using a duration-based `by`
seq(x, by = duration_days(1), length.out = 5)
#> <time_point<naive><minute>[5]>
#> [1] "2019-01-02T03:03" "2019-01-03T03:03" "2019-01-04T03:03"
#> [4] "2019-01-05T03:03" "2019-01-06T03:03"

# Nanosecond sequence
from <- as_naive_time(year_month_day(2019, 1, 1))
from <- time_point_cast(from, "nanosecond")
to <- from + 100
seq(from, to, by = 10)
#> <time_point<naive><nanosecond>[11]>
#>  [1] "2019-01-01T00:00:00.000000000" "2019-01-01T00:00:00.000000010"
#>  [3] "2019-01-01T00:00:00.000000020" "2019-01-01T00:00:00.000000030"
#>  [5] "2019-01-01T00:00:00.000000040" "2019-01-01T00:00:00.000000050"
#>  [7] "2019-01-01T00:00:00.000000060" "2019-01-01T00:00:00.000000070"
#>  [9] "2019-01-01T00:00:00.000000080" "2019-01-01T00:00:00.000000090"
#> [11] "2019-01-01T00:00:00.000000100"