Questions about Mathematica's date and time functions.

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What calendar is Mathematica using for dates in the distant past?

It appears that Mathematica treats all dates as proleptic Gregorian dates by default, a hypothesis that can be easily tested by using AbsoluteTime to compute the ...
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How is AstronomicalData interpreting its date arguments?

It is easy to confirm that the AstronomicalData is not interpreting its arguments as UTC (or "GMT", which is, in any case, ambiguous) dates by verifying that the ...
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Is there a way to get AbsoluteTime to correctly report absolute time differences?

Absolute time supposedly reports the "total number of seconds" between two dates, but it does not. For example because of the leap second applied at 2012-06-30T23:59:60Z ...
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How do I generate a 3d histogram of runs

This question is an extension of the question I asked here Histogram of runs. What I would like to do now is generate a Histogram3D that has the run duration on the x axis and the mean level on the ...
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Histogram of runs

What I would like to do is generate a histogram of the consecutive time spent under a level. For example if the level I was interested in was 1.0 and I had this data; ...
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Strange behavior of DateList when converting string

DateList experiences some strange behavior which i cannot explain. This code works fine: ...
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Working of Date[]

Date[] returns the current date of local system, Date[1] returns {2012, 11, 15, 17, 41, 0.3161629}, ...
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Filter list based on date

What I would like to do is remove entries from a list of instrument data when it is in maintenance. The maintenance data I have is a series of dates which look like this; ...
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Approaches For Creating Cycle Plots in Mathematica

I am trying to create a cycle plot in Mathematica, and I am having a hard time finding the right approach to create the visualization. Can anyone give me a few pointers as to how to approach the ...
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How do I determine astronomical transit times?

Mathematica, through the "legacy" Scientific Astronomer package, used to have the ability to easily determine accurate transit times of astronomical objects simply, with ...
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How can I make a heatmap of a days in year?

I know Mathematica has a ListPlot for time series but does it have a function for visualizing a list of dates as a heat map like this: This idea is from D3, check it out here.
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Simpler way to fill date gaps with zero values

One basic problem when working with data like sales and dates is the case where you dont't have sales in all days, so you have to fill it to take information as average or to make a plot. See this toy ...
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MovingAverage[] and Fit[] with data containing DateLists

I have data which has the following appearance: data = {{DateList, Real}, ..., {DateList, Real}} It's easy to visualize the data by using ...
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Importing and manipulating strings - time data

I have a list of time durations, which are strings of the form: "hh:mm:ss". Here's a sample for you to play with: ...
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How do I compute sidereal time and JD?

There was once a package that provided a wide range of functions for computing astronomical information. This package now appears to be out of date; but as near as I can tell, many of the useful ...
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DateList Segmentation of data

I've been trying to separate large segments of DateList formatted data (years worth at a time) into individual days using the Split function. The data has the form: ...
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Simple countdown timer in Mathematica

I dug around a bit and did not find a simple and clear implementation of countdown stopwatch in Mathematica. I am looking for a function that takes as an input a certain integer and then counts down ...
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How can Time be made to go backwards?

I would like to make a countdown timer, but cannot find a reliable method to make the DateList[] function reverse. The not so robust code for the Digital Clock with the display of seconds follows: ...
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DateList coupled with String Operations

Through some webscraping, I have the following list: ...
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DatePlus and DateList are inconsistent with numerical handling of the final element

If you run this code you will see that DatePlus and DateList are inconsistent in the format of the lowest order element of the ...
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DateList not using current year when a year is not specified

According to the documentation when using DateList but not giving it a year it should use the current year. It is not doing that for me. Instead it uses 1900. ...
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DateList's aggressive interpretation of TimeML duration codes

DateList "aggressively" interprets strings, such as "p72h": DateList["p72h"] gives ...
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How can I get the frame ticks from DateListPlot?

DateListPlot very nicely chooses major and minor frame tick and frame tick label/markers. I am building a custom graphics function where either the ...
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From a list of dates get a list of the last date available in a each month

I wondered if anyone has another or even a more direct way of finding the last dates of each month available from a list of successive dates? I currently do the following (note: nothing special about ...
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Faster Alternatives to DateDifference

I need a faster implementation of FractionOfYear and FractionOfMonth, which do the following: Input: A time/date specified by ...
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Faster alternatives for DayOfWeek

It has been noticed on several occasions that DayOfWeek function is rather slow when applied to a large list of dates, e.g. in this recent question. What faster ...
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Determining the dates of days

I'm trying to use WeatherData[] to give me (not sure how) the temperature, humidity, wind-speed, cloud cover... at a certain location. I only want the information ...
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How can I convert the dates returned by FinancialData into decimal representation?

I'm trying to run a regression using Fit on the output of FinancialData["SPY", "Jan. 1, 2011"]. However, the dates returned ...
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Determining the week of a year from a given date

Consider the following: AbsoluteTime["17/04/2012",{"Day","/","Month","Year"}]; From my calendar in my office, I know that April 17th is in the 16th week of the ...
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Day of the week vs time on BoxWhiskerChart

I am completely stuck on how to approach this problem: I'm basically trying to figure out when is the best time to tweet on twitter, based on a list of timestamps: Here are the raw values: ...
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How to import date (YYYY-MM-DD) data from a file?

I have a file with data in form {date, value}: 2010-05-19 17 2010-05-20 20 ...