Convenience functions for the lubridate package
Lubridate makes it easier to work with date-time data in R and provides new capabilities. LubridateExtras builds on top of lubridate to provide a number of convenience functions, primarily focused on abstracting patterns in ways that improve code readability and reduce copying and pasting code.
# lubridateExtras is not currently on CRAN # Please install the development version from GitHub: # install.packages("devtools") devtools::install_github("ellisvalentiner/lubridateExtras")
If you encounter a clear bug, please file a minimal reproducible example on github.
library(lubridateExtras) yesterday() #>  "2020-10-18" tomorrow() #>  "2020-10-20" days_ago(7) # equivalent to lubridate::today() - lubridate::days(7) #>  "2020-10-12" days_hence(7) # equivalent to lubridate::today() + lubridate::days(7) #>  "2020-10-26" hms("2017-10-22 15:33:00") # extracts the time-of-day component #>  "15H 33M 0S"
Some people are probably asking the question: why lubridateExtras?
lubridateExtras does not do anything that you cannot do with lubridate but similarly you don’t need lubridate at all to work with date/times in R! If you like the syntactic sugar of lubridateExtras then use it, otherwise stick with what works for you.