Function File: datenum = today ()

Returns the current local date as the number of days since Jan 1, 0000. By this reckoning, Jan 1, 1970 is day number 719529.

The returned number corresponds to 00:00:00 today.

The returned value is also called a "serial date number" (see datenum).

See also: clock, date, datenum, now.

Package: financial