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How to correctly use MONTHS function?

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Namrata Goswami
Namrata Goswami on 16 Feb 2021
Answered: Sean de Wolski on 11 Apr 2021 at 18:35
I am trying to find the difference between dates in "months". I have refferred to the following documentation on usage of "months" function and I even tried out the example given in the documentation but all I get is an error.
Code: MyMonths = months('may 31 2000', 'jun 30 2000', 1)
Error: Check for missing argument or incorrect argument data type in call to function 'months'.
What am I missing?

Answers (2)

randerss simil
randerss simil on 16 Feb 2021
Edited: randerss simil on 16 Feb 2021
Type
which months
at the command window
If you see more than two functions with filenames months then it may be due to custom function and not standard matlab function

Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 11 Apr 2021 at 18:35
You should use datetimes, durations and the between function for this:
>> d1 = datetime('may 31 2000', 'InputFormat', 'MMM dd yyyy')
d1 =
datetime
31-May-2000
>> d2 = datetime('jun 30 2000', 'InputFormat', 'MMM dd yyyy')
d2 =
datetime
30-Jun-2000
>> monthsbetween = between(d1, d2, 'months')
monthsbetween =
calendarDuration
1mo

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