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Python Dates and Times in Python Where on Earth do Timezones Make Sense? pytz Format

Challenge

This is for challenge task 1 and I don't understand it

pytzstring.py
import datetime
import pytz

fmt = '%m-%d %H:%M %Z%z'
starter = datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 4, 29)
local = starter.localize('US/Eastern')

1 Answer

Jeff Muday
MOD
Jeff Muday
Treehouse Moderator 26,896 Points

Dates and Times in Python can be a little challenging! I haven't memorized the syntax so had to look it up at:

https://pypi.org/project/pytz/

I hope the code is somewhat explanatory...

# import the Python Timezone library
import pytz
# create a timezone localizer called "pacific"
pacific = pytz.timezone('US/Pacific')
# convert the starter time to the local pacific timezone.
local = pacific.localize(starter)