R How to Change the Data Class from Factor to Date (Example Code)

In this article you’ll learn how to switch data types from factor to Date in the R programming language.

Example Data

example_date <- factor("2021/07/15")          # Date in factor format
example_date                                  # Print factor
# [1] 2021/07/15
# Levels: 2021/07/15

Example: Applying as.Date Function to Change Factor to Date Class

as.Date(example_date, format = "%Y/%m/%d")    # Convert factor to Date
# "2021-07-15"

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