R Converting Character Object (Year-Month Format) to Date

In this R tutorial you’ll learn how to change character strings to the date class.

Example Data

example_date <- "2025-10"                                          # Create example date
example_date                                                       # Return example date
# "2025-10"

Example: Converting Example Data to Date Object

example_date_updated <- as.Date(paste(example_date,"-01",sep=""))  # Converting character string to date
example_date_updated                                               # Return updated data
# "2025-10-01"

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