The BIN_DATE function converts a standard form ASCII date/time string to a binary string.
This routine is written in the IDL language. Its source code can be found in the file
bin_date.pro in the
lib subdirectory of the IDL distribution.
Result = BIN_DATE(Ascii_Time)
The function returns a six-element integer array where:
A string containing the date/time to convert in standard ASCII format. If this argument is omitted, the current date/time is used. Standard form is a 24 character string:
DOW MON DD HH:MM:SS YYYY
where DOW is the day of the week, MON is the month, DD is the day of month, HH:MM:SS is the time in hours, minutes, second, and YYYY is the year.
Introduced: Pre 4.0
CALDAT, JULDAY, SYSTIME