timeZoneList
Time Zone List

Description

Returns or modifies the time zone list.

Usage

timeZoneList(...)

Arguments

... (see below)

Details

The time zone list is a named list whose names are the character strings that are recognized when you convert strings to time objects, and whose elements are the corresponding time zone objects. (See the documentation for class timeZone.) The timeZoneList function provides an easy way for the user to define the character strings to use for input of given time zones, and to define user-defined time zones for use in timeDate objects. For example, a North American user would probably want to recognize "EST" as the US or Canadian time zone known as Eastern Standard Time, whereas an Australian user might prefer to have "EST" refer to Eastern Australian time. The timeZoneList function has the following behavior: In either of the two latter cases, the elements to be added to the list must be time zone objects. The default time zone list has the following built-in zone components. (See documentation on the timeZone class for more information.)
Atlantic
can/atlantic (Standard/daylight Canadian Atlantic time)
ADT
can/atlantic
AST
can/atlantic
Halifax
can/atlantic
PuertoRico
st/atlantic (Atlantic Standard Time, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands)
Eastern
us/eastern (Standard/daylight US Eastern time)
EST
us/eastern
EDT
us/eastern
EST5EDT
us/eastern
EST/EDT
us/eastern
Indiana
st/eastern (Standard only US/Canadian Eastern time)
Toronto
can/eastern (Standard/daylight Canadian Eastern time)
Central
us/central (Standard/daylight US Central time)
CST
us/central
CDT
us/central
CST6CDT
us/central
CST/CDT
us/central
Chicago
us/central
Winnipeg
can/central (Standard/daylight Canadian Central time)
Mountain
us/mountain (Standard/daylight US Mountain time)
MST
us/mountain
MDT
us/mountain
MST7MDT
us/mountain
MST/MDT
us/mountain
Denver
us/mountain
Arizona
st/mountain (Standard only US/Canadian Mountain time)
Edmonton
can/mountain (Standard/daylight Canadian Mountain time)
Pacific
us/pacific (Standard/daylight US Pacific time)
PST
us/pacific
PDT
us/pacific
PST8PDT
us/pacific
PST/PDT
us/pacific
Vancouver
can/pacific (Standard/daylight Canadian Pacific time)
Alaska
us/alaska (Standard/daylight US Alaska time)
AKST
us/alaska
AKDT
us/alaska
AKST/AKDT
us/alaska
Aleutian
us/hawaii (Standard/daylight US Hawaii/Aleutian time)
HST
st/hawaii (Standard only US Hawaii/Aleutian time)
Hawaii
st/hawaii
Midway
st/samoa (Standard time for Samoa)
Samoa
st/samoa
SST
st/samoa
Japan
st/japan (Standard time for Japan)
Tokyo
st/japan
JST
st/japan
China
st/china (Standard time for China and Western Australia)
HongKong
hongkong (Standard/daylight time for Hong Kong)
Singapore
singapore (Standard time for Singapore, reflecting changed zones in 1982)
Sydney
aust/nsw (Standard/summer time for New South Wales, Australia)
Hobart
aust/tasmania (Standard/summer time for Tasmania, Australia)
Melbourne
aust/victoria (Standard/summer time for Victoria, Australia)
Adelaide
aust/south (Standard/summer time for South Australia)
Darwin
st/caustralia (Standard only time for Central Australia)
Perth
aust/western (Standard/daylight time for Western Australia)
Auckland
newzealand (Standard time for New Zealand)
NZST
newzealand
NZDT
newzealand
Marshall
st/newzealand (Marshall Islands Standard Time)
Wake
st/newzealand (Wake Islands Standard Time)
IDLE
st/newzealand (International Date Line East)
Chamorro
st/eaustralia (Chamorro Standard Time - Guam and Northern Mariana Islands)
ChST
st/eaustralia (Chamorro Standard Time - Guam and Northern Mariana Islands)
Yap
st/eaustralia (Yap Time)
YAPT
st/eaustralia (Yap Time)
Caroline
st/caroline (Line Islands Time - Caroline and other Line Islands)
LINT
st/caroline (Line Islands Time - Caroline and other Line Islands)
UTC
utc (Greenwich Mean Time/Universal Coordinated Time)
GMT
utc
GDT
britain (Standard time for Great Britain)
London
britain (Standard time for Great Britain)
BST
britain
WET
europe/west (Standard/summer time for EU members, Western zone)
Wes
europe/west (Standard/summer time for EU members, Western zone)
WEST
europe/west
WET/WEST
europe/west
WED
europe/west
WEDT
europe/west
CET
europe/central (Standard/summer time for EU members, Central zone)
CEST
europe/central
MET
europe/central
MEST
europe/central
MET/MEST
europe/central
EET
europe/east (Standard/summer time for EU members, Eastern zone)
EEST
europe/east
EET/EEST
europe/east
Value
returns the value of the time zone list before the function call is returned. If arguments are given, it is returned invisibly.
Side Effects
If arguments are given, they are used to modify the current value of .time.zone.list, which is assigned in the splusTimeDate package environment. It is like timeDateOptions, where if you want your entries to the time zone list to persist in subsequent sessions, you should use timeZoneList in .First.
See Also
timeZoneC, timeZoneR, timeZone class.
Examples
# return the entire time zone list 
timeZoneList() 
# define the string "PDT8PST" to mean US Pacific time 
timeZoneList(PDT8PST = timeZoneC("us/pacific")) 
# define a time zone for a small island 1/2 hour east of GMT 
timeZoneList(small.island = timeZoneR(offset=1800)) 
Package splusTimeDate version 6.0.0-68
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