Sib-pair Command: set epoch


ClassGlobal
Nameset epoch
Arguments [iso|jul|mjd|<epoch>]

Set or show the epoch used for julian dates. Defaults to "iso" epoch of 1970-01-01, but can also be 16-Nov-1858 - the modified or "reduced" Julian day or 01-Jan-4713 BCE - standard Julian day.

Example:

>> set epoch 

NOTE:  Julian date epoch   2440588 (1970-01-01).

>> set epoch mjd

NOTE:  Julian date epoch   2400000 (1858-11-16).

See also:

date Convert Julian/Gregorian dates


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