# bug #60647: datevec(730972.1249999999)

 Submitter: Muhali Submitted: 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 Fixed Release: None Planned Release: None
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Thu 12 Aug 2021 12:44:42 AM UTC, comment #2:

just out of curiosity it seems the balance point for these (in matlab 2021a) is between:

>> datevec(730972.12499999947613105177879333496093749)
ans =
1.0e+03 *
Columns 1 through 4
2.001000000000000   0.005000000000000   0.001000000000000   0.002000000000000
Columns 5 through 6
0.059000000000000   0.059999900000001
>> datevec(730972.124999999477)
ans =
2001           5           1           3           0           0

>> datevec(730972.12499999947613105177879333496093750)
ans =
2001           5           1           3           0           0

no further bisecting makes it flip.

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
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>
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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