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how deal with time stamp with unix seconds?

Asked by huda nawaf

huda nawaf (view profile)

on 26 May 2012

hi, I got dataste has time stamp with unix seconds since 1/1/1970 UTC ex. this no. 881250949 is date ,but I do not know which date. are there function in matlab deal with such time stamp?

I visited this link about it , but not get what I need http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/newsreader/view_thread/93932

thanks in advance

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Answer by James Tursa

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on 26 May 2012
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Everything you need is in the link you provided. E.g.,

>> datestr(881250949/86400 + datenum('1/1/1970'))
ans =
04-Dec-1997 15:55:49

This would be UTC, not accounting for leap seconds.

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huda nawaf

huda nawaf (view profile)

on 26 May 2012

thanks,
now hoe get just 04-Dec-1997?

James Tursa

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on 26 May 2012

datestr(floor(881250949/86400 + datenum('1/1/1970')))

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