Sys.timezone Function in R (Example) | Get Name of Current Time Zone


In this article you’ll learn how to return the name of the current time zone using the Sys.timezone() function in R programming.

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Example: Get Name of Current Time Zone Using Sys.timezone() Function

The following R programming syntax demonstrates how to print the currently used time zone within the R programming language.

For this task, we can apply the Sys.timezone function as shown below:

Sys.timezone()                     # Apply Sys.timezone function
# [1] "Etc/UTC"

The RStudio console returns information about the currently used time zone, i.e. Etc/UTC.


Video & Further Resources

Would you like to learn more about the application of the Sys.timezone() function? Then you might want to watch the following video on my YouTube channel. I demonstrate the R code of the present post in the video.


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Furthermore, you may read the other articles on this website:


To summarize: At this point you should have learned how to apply the Sys.timezone() function in the R programming language. In case you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to tell me about it in the comments section.


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