A Python library for dealing with dates/times. Inspired by both Moment.js and the simplicity of Kenneth Reitz's Requests library. Ideas were also taken from the Times Python module.
moment alternatives and similar packages
Based on the "Date and Time" category
* Code Quality Rankings and insights are calculated and provided by Lumnify.
They vary from L1 to L5 with "L5" being the highest. Visit our partner's website for more details.
Do you think we are missing an alternative of moment or a related project?
I would advise that this is alpha-quality software. You might also be interested in the Python
pip install moment
import moment from datetime import datetime # Create a moment from a string moment.date("12-18-2012") # Create a moment with a specified strftime format moment.date("12-18-2012", "%m-%d-%Y") # Moment uses the awesome dateparser library behind the scenes moment.date("2012-12-18") # Create a moment with words in it moment.date("December 18, 2012") # Create a moment that would normally be pretty hard to do moment.date("2 weeks ago") # Create a future moment that would otherwise be really difficult moment.date("2 weeks from now") # Create a moment from the current datetime moment.now() # The moment can also be UTC-based moment.utcnow() # Create a moment with the UTC time zone moment.utc("2012-12-18") # Create a moment from a Unix timestamp moment.unix(1355875153626) # Create a moment from a Unix UTC timestamp moment.unix(1355875153626, utc=True) # Return a datetime instance moment.date(2012, 12, 18).date # We can do the same thing with the UTC method moment.utc(2012, 12, 18).date # Create and format a moment using Moment.js semantics moment.now().format("YYYY-M-D") # Create and format a moment with strftime semantics moment.date(2012, 12, 18).strftime("%Y-%m-%d") # Update your moment's time zone moment.date(datetime(2012, 12, 18)).locale("US/Central").date # Alter the moment's UTC time zone to a different time zone moment.utcnow().timezone("US/Eastern").date # Set and update your moment's time zone. For instance, I'm on the # west coast, but want NYC's current time. moment.now().locale("US/Pacific").timezone("US/Eastern") # In order to manipulate time zones, a locale must always be set or # you must be using UTC. moment.utcnow().timezone("US/Eastern").date # You can also clone a moment, so the original stays unaltered now = moment.utcnow().timezone("US/Pacific") future = now.clone().add(weeks=2)
Moment allows you to chain commands, which turns out to be super useful.
# Customize your moment by chaining commands moment.date(2012, 12, 18).add(days=2).subtract(weeks=3).date # Imagine trying to do this with datetime, right? moment.utcnow().add(years=3, months=2).format("YYYY-M-D h:m A") # You can use multiple keyword arguments moment.date(2012, 12, 19).add(hours=1, minutes=2, seconds=3) # And, a similar subtract example... moment.date(2012, 12, 19, 1, 2, 3).subtract(hours=1, minutes=2, seconds=3) # In addition to adding/subtracting, we can also replace values moment.now().replace(hours=5, minutes=15, seconds=0).epoch() # And, if you'd prefer to keep the microseconds on your epoch value moment.now().replace(hours=5, minutes=15, seconds=0).epoch(rounding=False) # Years, months, and days can also be set moment.now().replace(years=1984, months=1, days=1, hours=0, minutes=0, seconds=0) # Also, datetime properties are available moment.utc(2012, 12, 19).year == 2012 # Including plural ones (since I'm bad at remembering) moment.now().seconds # We can also manipulate to preferred weekdays, such as Monday moment.date(2012, 12, 19).replace(weekday=1).strftime("%Y-%m-%d") # Or, this upcoming Sunday moment.date("2012-12-19").replace(weekday=7).date # We can even go back to two Sundays ago moment.date(2012, 12, 19).replace(weekday=-7).format("YYYY-MM-DD") # It's also available as a property moment.utcnow().weekday # And, there's an easy way to zero out the hours, minutes, and seconds moment.utcnow().zero