Date String Formats
datenum function is important for doing date calculations efficiently.
datenum takes an input string in any of several formats, with
'dd-mmm-yyyy, hh:mm:ss.ss' most common. You can form up to six fields from letters and digits separated by any other characters:
For example, if the current year is 1996, then these are all equivalent:
and both of these represent the same time:
Note that the default format for numbers-only input follows the American convention. Thus
3/6 is March 6, not June 3.
If you create a vector of input date strings, use a column vector and be sure all strings are the same length. Fill in with spaces or zeros.
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