[OctDev] Function 'now' off by an hour

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[OctDev] Function 'now' off by an hour

Keith Goodman
The octave-forge function 'now' is (for me) off by an hour:

>> datestr(now)
ans = 04-Oct-2005 14:20:59
>> system('date')
Tue Oct  4 15:21:03 PDT 2005
ans = 0

But the octave function 'clock' works:

>> datestr(datenum(clock))
ans = 04-Oct-2005 15:21:09


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Re: [OctDev] Function 'now' off by an hour

Paul Kienzle-3
I switched to use datenum(clock) in now.

I think the problem was that the offset from the current time zone to
coordinated universal time changes throughout the year and I was using
a constant offset from GMT to the current time zone.

Thanks,

        - Paul

On Oct 4, 2005, at 6:25 PM, Keith Goodman wrote:

> The octave-forge function 'now' is (for me) off by an hour:
>
>>> datestr(now)
> ans = 04-Oct-2005 14:20:59
>>> system('date')
> Tue Oct  4 15:21:03 PDT 2005
> ans = 0
>
> But the octave function 'clock' works:
>
>>> datestr(datenum(clock))
> ans = 04-Oct-2005 15:21:09
>
>
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