Transform a vector of years from one era to another.

yr_transform(x, era = yr_era(x), precision = NA)

Arguments

x

yr object. A vector of years with an era, see yr().

era

era object describing the target era, see era().

precision

Desired precision of the transformation, i.e. the transformed values are rounded to the nearest precision. If NA (the default), no rounding is performed and the exact transformed value is returned.

Value

A yr object in the era specified by era.

Details

Transformation between eras uses the scale, epoch, direction and unit parameters of the era definition. NA values for any of these parameters in the source or destination era will cause an error. This is most often encountered when either are measured in 'radiocarbon years', which cannot be related to a calendar time scale without calibration or un-calibration.

The transformation function is exact and treats years as a real number scale. This means that transformations between eras with different year units (e.g. Gregorian to Julian) and/or epochs not aligned to 1 January in the Gregorian calendar (e.g. Common Era to Islamic calendars) will likely return non-integer values. The precision argument provides a convenient way to round the result if you do not need this level of precision. It is also useful for working around the ambiguous definition of 'present' in various geological time-scales.

See also

Other years with era functions: yr_era(), yr()

Examples

x <- yr(10010:10001, "cal BP") yr_transform(x, era("BCE"))
#> # BCE years <yr[10]>: #> [1] 8060 8059 8058 8057 8056 8055 8054 8053 8052 8051 #> # Era: Before Common Era (BCE): Gregorian years (365.2425 days), counted backwards from 0
yr_transform(x, era("ka"), precision = 1)
#> # ka years <yr[10]>: #> [1] 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 #> # Era: kiloannum (ka): 1000 Gregorian years (365.2425 days), counted backwards from 1950