Age calculation script

Roger.E.Eller at sealedair.com Roger.E.Eller at sealedair.com
Fri Sep 8 09:55:52 EDT 2006


2006/9/8, Mark Smith <mark at maseurope.net>:
> function getAge bDay
>    put 60 * 60 * 24 * 365 into secsPerYear
>    put secsPerYear / 12 into secsPerMonth
>
>    put the seconds into tDay
>
>    -- assuming date of birth is given in short system date format
>    convert bDay from short system date to seconds
>
>    put tDay - bDay into tAgeInSecs
>
>    put tAgeInSecs div secsPerYear into tYears
>    put (tAgeInSecs mod secsPerYear) div secsPerMonth into tMonths
>
>    return tYears && tMonths
> end getAge
>
> This is pretty rough and ready, it doesn't try to take into account
> leap years and so-on, but unless the person is really old (100 yrs
> + ?), it should be close enough. Also, see 'centuryCutoff' in the
> docs if you're going to be dealing with older people.
>
>
> Best,
>
> Mark

Very nice!  It is interesting though, that early dates will return strange 
results.  The date 9/1/1906 will result in 0 years and 0 months old.

Roger Eller <roger.e.eller at sealedair.com>





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