Remove AM & PM from Date & Time in R (Example Code)

This article illustrates how to drop AM and PM from a date and time object in R programming.

Example Data

x <- "2025-05-10 10:17:52 PM"                        # Constructing an example date & time
# [1] "2025-05-10 10:17:52 PM"

Example: Drop AM & PM from Dates & Times Using parse_date_time() Function of lubridate Package

install.packages("lubridate")                        # Install & load lubridate
x_upd <- parse_date_time(x, "%y-%m-%d %I:%M:%S %p")  # Removing AM & PM
# [1] "2025-05-10 22:17:52 UTC"

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