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SECSTR

SECSTR

Name


      SECSTR

Purpose


      Convert a time string to seconds.

Category


Calling Sequence


      s = secstr(tstr)

Inputs


      tstr = time string. in
        Scalar or string array.

Keyword Parameters


Keywords


        ERROR=err Error flag: 0=ok, 1=did not understand time.

Outputs


      s = seconds after midnight. out

Common Blocks


Notes


      Note: time string must have the following format:
        [DDD/]hh:[mm[:ss[.fff...][:nnn/ddd]]]
        where hh=hours, mm=minutes, ss=seconds, DDD=days,
        nnn/ddd=a fraction. Fraction may instead be a decimal
        fraction following the seconds.
        A special case with no colons also allowed:
          174636 (17:46:36) or 1746 (17:46). No days allowed.
        Examples: 12:, 12:34, 12:34:10, 2/12:34:10,
        2/12:34:10:53/60, 12:34:10:53/60

Modification History


      Written R. Sterner, 10 Jan, 1985.
      Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
      Added day: 21 Feb, 1985.
      Added negative time: 16 Apr, 1985.
      RES 18 Sep, 1989 --- converted to SUN.
      R. Sterner 2 Jan, 1990 --- allowed arrays.
      R. Sterner 2 Nov, 1992 --- Handled null srtings.
      R. Sterner, 27 Jan, 1993 --- dropped reference to array.
      R. Sterner 9 Feb, 1993 --- Fixed to handle correctly both arrays
      and null strings.
      R. Sterner, 12 Feb, 1993 --- returned 1 element arrays as a scalar.
      R. Sterner, 2001 Jul 23 --- Added no colon time format case.
      R. Sterner, 2007 Jan 04 --- Made loop index long.
      R. Sterner, 2008 Aug 18 --- Added error checking.
      R. Sterner, 2009 May 14 --- Allowed just hours: 00, 12, 18, ...
      R. Sterner, 2010 Apr 29 --- Converted arrays from () to [].
      R. Sterner, 2010 Sep 17 --- Now allows fractions of sec for colon case.
      R. Sterner, 2011 Oct 27 --- Fixed for odd length no colon time strings.
  Copyright (C) 1985, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory
  This software may be used, copied, or redistributed as long as it is not
  sold and this copyright notice is reproduced on each copy made. This
  routine is provided as is without any express or implied warranties
  whatsoever. Other limitations apply as described in the file disclaimer.txt.



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