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Re: split a number to Date format

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  • Subject: [mg124242] Re: split a number to Date format
  • From: Peter Breitfeld <phbrf at t-online.de>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 17:08:20 -0500 (EST)
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Derek Martin wrote:

> I have experimental data in spreadsheet format. The first column is a
> time stamp in the format 111205020000. If I could parse or split the
> number 111205020000 into {11,12,05,02,00,00} and replace the first 11
> with 2011, the Date commands would work fine. I can do the replacing,
> but am having difficulty seeing how to split the number into
> {11,12,05,02,00,00}.
>
> DateString[{2011, 12, 05, 02, 00, 00}] gives
> "Mon 5 Dec 2011 02:00:00"
>
> Any help to convert my number to the right Date format would be
> appreciated. I am using Mathematica 8.
>
> Thanks in Advance
> Derek
>

Maybe like this:

In[59]:= dorg = "111205020000"

Out[59]= "111205020000"

In[63]:= ds = 
 ToExpression /@ 
  MapAt[StringJoin["20", #] &, 
   StringJoin /@ Partition[Characters[dorg], 2], 1]

Out[63]= {2011, 12, 5, 2, 0, 0}

In[64]:= DateString[ds]

Out[64]= "Mon 5 Dec 2011 02:00:00"

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