From: Tim Cross <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: org-table change time from UTC to other timezones Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 22:34:22 +1100 [thread overview] Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <CAF-1L2Qzc8tfPgr=Ez+PNhHmHjgtm6Wq5PyAgCku337ANOMRig@mail.gmail.com> Alan E. Davis <email@example.com> writes: > I have been pleased to learn that I can add / subtract hours in org-table > to shift time zones. I am making tables of lunar/solar parameters > relevant to tides. Org-table is a convenient way to enter data in a > tabular format that can be printed via LaTeX. So each year, for several > time zones, I enter these times by hand. > > It's very, very easy, I have learned, to collect all of these times (at > most, maybe 12 per month) for UTC, and add or subtract to generate a column > of times for a new time zone. Very Slick! > > Except that when I add, for example. 09:00 to 23:33, I guess it is pretty > obvious what is going to happen: it would be the same day, but at 32:33 !! > > I have tripped up on trying to test for whether the sum is greater than or > equal to 24:00, and then doing something interesting with it. It's > actually pretty easy to go through all the months and find the exceptions, > and make manual changes. But, as I usually have done, I would rather spend > a few hours coming up with some programmatic method for making this work > automatically! > > The other problem is the change of the day. I suppose I could use 0, 1, > 2... for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday... (I am living in the United States). > > Has someone solved this problem? > Org tables support formulas which use the Emacs 'calc' program. Calc has pretty good support for adding, subtracting, multiplying and otherwise manipulating dates and times (this is how the org clocktable works). It should be pretty straight forward to have a column of date + time values, a time offset representing a timezone and a 3rd column which is the new date/time after applying the offset. Have a look at the secton in the org manual on table formulas and the calc manual in info. -- Tim Cross
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2020-12-09 11:39 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2020-12-09 10:20 Alan E. Davis 2020-12-09 11:34 ` Tim Cross [this message] 2020-12-10 8:10 ` Alan E. Davis 2020-12-10 19:01 ` Tim Cross 2020-12-11 0:12 ` Alan E. Davis 2020-12-11 15:40 ` Maxim Nikulin 2020-12-11 22:44 ` Alan E. Davis 2020-12-12 16:04 ` Maxim Nikulin 2020-12-12 22:52 ` Tim Cross 2020-12-13 3:14 ` Alan E. Davis 2020-12-13 17:03 ` Maxim Nikulin 2020-12-14 2:29 ` Alan E. Davis 2020-12-12 3:31 ` Jean Louis
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