Python module which can convert an extensive number of ways to represent time with strings to datetime objects
Some examples include:
"Tomorrow 5:00AM" - for tomorrow at 5am
"+3yr +2d" - For three years and two days in future
"-5mo 16:00" - For 5 months ago at 16:00 hours (4PM)
"1/8/2015" - Depending on monthBeforeDate flag, could be Jan 8th or August 1st, 2015.
The primary function which supports converting all of these various texts is text2datetime.text2datetime
def text2datetime(timeStr, now=None, monthBeforeDay=True):
timeStr - The text to convert to a datetime.datetime object
now - Defaults to now, but you can calculate relative to a different date if you provide a datetime.datetime here
monthBeforeDay - For relevant formats, True will have the expected format be month-before-day (American format), False will have day before month (European format).
While text2datetime supports interpreting all known forms of date and time strings, there are individual public methods for each form you may also use.
See http://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://github.com/kata198/text2datetime/blob/master/doc/text2datetime.html for pydoc of all methods.
Date should be in one of the following forms:
Relative modifiers represent a delta from current time, current date.
Each modifier starts with a direction (+ or -), then a number, then a unit.
Example: +3d means '3 days from this very second'
y = years yr = years mo = months d = days h = hours m = minutes s = seconds
You may use relative modifiers and have a final entry be a fixed time, for example "+3d 12:00:00" would be noon three days from now.
One of the following fixed strings:
"now" - Right now (to the second) "today" - Beginning of today (00:00:00) "tomorrow" - Beginning of tomorrow "yesterday" - Beginning of yesterday
Can optionally be followed with a time, as hour:minute or hour:minute:second, otherwise midnight (00:00:00) is used. Clock is 24-hour clock, 00=midnight, unless "PM" or "AM" is at the end.
Example: "tomorrow 5:00PM"
Ctime format with optional day of week
(3-letter-day) [3-letter-month] [2-digit date] [2-hour]:[2-minute]:[2-second] [4-digit Year]
Example: Wed Jan 28 12:28:13 2015
American Date Format
numeric Month/Day/Year with optional time as hour:minute or hour:minute:second. Clock is a 24-hour clock, 00=midnight, unless "PM" or "AM" is at the end.
e.x.: 1/28/2015 or 1/28/2015 12:28:13
This is used when monthBeforeDay=True (default) in text2datetime, getDatetimeFromDateStr when monthBeforeDay=True, and getDatetimeFromAmericanTime
European Date Format
numeric Day/Month/Year with optional time as hour:minute or hour:minute:second. Clock is a 24-hour clock, 00=midnight, unless "PM" or "AM" is at the end.
e.x.: 28/1/2015 or 28/1/2015 12:28:13
This is used when monthBeforeDay=False in text2datetime, getDatetimeFromDateStr when monthBeforeDay=False, and getDatetimeFromEuropeanTime
time as hour:minute or hour:minute:second will use current date. Clock is a 24 hour clock, 00=midnight, unless "PM" or "AM" is at the end.
Unless AM/PM is specified in formats that support it, hours are in 24-hour clock format, starting with 00=midnight, 23 = 11PM