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Python Dates and Times in Python (2014) Where on Earth do Timezones Make Sense? Timezone Strings

John Schut
John Schut
2,317 Points

Challenge Task timezone.py

What is wrong with my code?

Return(starter) didn't work either...

timezone.py
import datetime

import pytz

def to_timezone(timezone_string):
    starter = pytz.utc.localize(datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 23, 29))
    starter = starter.astimezone(tz=pytz.timezone(timezone_string))
    starter_string = starter.strftime('%y-%m-%d %H:%M')
    starter_datetime = datetime.datetime.strptime(starter_string, '%y-%m-%d %H:%M')
    return(starter_datetime)

to_timezone('Europe/Amsterdam')

2 Answers

John Schut
John Schut
2,317 Points

Hi Steven,

Thanks! I was close enough to justify this 'Spoiler Alert'... :-)

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,582 Points

Looks like you're overthinking this one. You nearly had it with just one of your lines. Here's some hints:

  • There's a function that converts a localized time to another zone, using a timezone object.
  • There's another function that converts a string into a timezone object.
  • If you combine these functions, you can get the converted time with a one-liner
  • starter is defined for you as a global variable, you won't need to define it inside your function
  • For the challenge, you only define your to_timezione function, you don't call it yourself

Can you do it now with just the hints?


If not...


:warning: SPOILER ALERT


def to_timezone(timezone_string):
    return starter.astimezone(pytz.timezone(timezone_string))