Poshdate is a python package that creates ordinal dates from python
1st June 2021
23rd May 1990
It is extremely lightweight having no dependencies.
Poshdate can be installed using
python -m pip install poshdate
It is recommended to use a virtual environment for your project.
Poshdate requries the standard library
from datetime import datetime import poshdate example_date = datetime(2021, 4, 21) print(poshdate.from_datetime(example_date)) # 21st April 2021
Another date module ??
Poshdate provides a human readable date in the ordinal format. This is intended to be of use in report and document generation where an approximation of a handwritten style of date is seen as nicer and a bit classier than the standard output.
In other words
21st January 2020 looks better on the page than
21 January 2020 or
What about existing packages ?
The python standard library
datetime module provides many useful string formatting options via the
.strftime() method. However, it does not provide an option to create ordinal style dates out of the box.
There are several other packages that do provide functionality to create ordinal style dates.
However, these provide a lot of extra functionality that may well be beyond the needs of a user requiring a simple ordinal style date, in addition to having several additional dependencies.