Calculating age

Charles E Buchwald charles at buchwald.ca
Fri Jun 27 00:57:27 EDT 2014


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- Charles

On 26 Jun 2014, at 9:44 PM, Mark Smith <Mark_Smith at cpe.umanitoba.ca> wrote:

> Hi, does anyone know how to calculate someones age in years from two dates?
> 
> Currently I am doing something kludgy like:
> 
> convert dateone from date to seconds
> convert datetwo from date to seconds
> put datetwo - dateone into age -- calculate the age in seconds
> -- divide by the number of seconds per year
> put 60*60*24*365.25 into secs_per_year
> put the trunc of (age / secs_per_year) into age
> 
> But I suspect it is only approximate.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> 
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