Python videos | Python Part 14c - Working with dates/times

Posted by Andy Brown on 02 November 2021

How to use the datetime and calendar modules in Python to get and set dates and times, and to format them so that they look tidy.

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This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
Getting dates and Python code Getting today or a specific date or time
Formatting dates and Python code Formatting using strftime
Date formatting.png Image The date formatting codes for strftime
Time formatting.png Image The time formatting codes for strftime
Calendar Python code Using the calendar module
Formatting dates using Python code Formatting dates using the calendar module
Calendar codes.png Image Some arguments for the calendar module

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