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.
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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 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") # Use the special `%^` combo to add a date suffix (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc) moment.date(2012, 12, 18).strftime("%B %-d%^, %Y") # 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