period_to_seconds() approximately converts a period to seconds assuming there are 365.25 days in a calendar year and 365.25/12 days in a month. seconds_to_period() create a period that has the maximum number of non-zero elements (days, hours, minutes, seconds). This computation is exact because it doesn't involve years or months.

period_to_seconds(x)

seconds_to_period(x)

Arguments

x

A numeric object. The number of seconds to coerce into a period.

Value

A number (period) that roughly equates to the period (seconds) given.