bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #60647, datevec(730972.1249999999)


bug #60647: datevec(730972.1249999999)

Submitted by:  Muhali <muhali>
Submitted on:  Thu 20 May 2021 12:03:24 PM UTC  
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Matlab Compatibility
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  6.2.0 Operating System:  Any

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Thu 20 May 2021 03:21:34 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This is very similar to bug #59979.
Matlab seems to (arbitrarily?) impose a limit to the precision of input to date functions.

I'm still undecided if that is a good thing or not.

The output for me with Octave 6.2.0 on Windows:

>> datevec(730972.1249999999)
ans =

   2.0010e+03   5.0000e+00   1.0000e+00   2.0000e+00   5.9000e+01   6.0000e+01

>> ans(end)-60
ans = -1.5259e-05

The given time corresponds to approximately 15 µs before 3 am on 2001-May-01. So, technically that isn't at 3 am yet...

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Thu 20 May 2021 12:03:24 PM UTC, original submission:  

For the command in the subject, octave produces

octave> datevec(730972.1249999999)
ans =

 2001 5 1 2 59 60

whereas Matlab gives

>> datevec(730972.1249999999)

ans =

        2001           5           1           3           0           0

Muhali <muhali>


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