Convert Hours, Minutes & Seconds (hms) to Seconds in R (Example Code)

In this R tutorial you’ll learn how to convert hours, minutes, and seconds into seconds only.

Creation of Example Data

x <- c("01:11:17")                      # Create example hours, minutes & seconds
x
# [1] "01:11:17"

Example: Convert Hours, Minutes & Seconds to Seconds Using period_to_seconds() Function of lubridate Package

install.packages("lubridate")           # Install & load lubridate package
library("lubridate")
period_to_seconds(lubridate::hms(x))    # Convert hms to seconds
# [1] 4277

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