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# convert timestamp include hours,minuts,second to real date

Asked by huda nawaf on 30 Mar 2013

*hi,

how convert this timestamp into real date?

ex.

`    1162160236000`

datester, datenum do not work with it.

Walter Roberson on 30 Mar 2013

Does that number represent 27-Oct-2006 22:17:16 ?

huda nawaf on 30 Mar 2013

approximatly it is 29-Oct-2006 23:17:16 how get that? I need that function

thanks

huda nawaf on 30 Mar 2013

*can get number from this long number(1162160236000) ,then I can user datestr

thanks*

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Answer by Walter Roberson on 30 Mar 2013

29th instead of 27th? Sorry I cannot explain that one. If you had said 9 days after the 27th then I could have guessed that leap years were not being taken into account, but a difference of exactly 2 days does not make any sense to me.

The conversion I did was

```TS = 1162160236000;
datestr(datevec(TS/60/60/24/1000) + [1970 0 0 0 0 0])
```

The 1970 is in accordance with the Unix time convention of using time since the beginning of 1970.

If the difference had been 12 to 13 days, it could have represented an adjustment for the years ending in 00 not being leap years unless they were also divisible by 400. But 2 days off, I am at a loss for.

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huda nawaf on 31 Mar 2013

thanks,

can I used other way , the website of dataset give me other details about time , it give the real date , can I get integer from this information of time? I want get integer , then I can use datestr.

```date_day \t date_month \t date_year \t date_hour \t date_minute \t date_second
```
`         	29	10	2006	23	17	16`