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Python Dates and Times in Python (2014) Dates and Times Manipulating Time Already

Mona Jalal
Mona Jalal
4,302 Points

in python3 I can't say diff.days diff =start_time - another_time print(diff)

diff =start_time - another_time

there is no days method for diff however it prints the diff: 10543 days, 7:54:55.054150

[MOD: added ```python formatting -cf]

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

In timedelta objects, days is a read-only attribute, not a method:

import datetime
d = datetime.timedelta(days=365, hours=15)

Results in:

365 days, 15:00:00

The print diff invokes the timedelta.__str__() method which "Returns a string in the form [D day[s], ][H]H:MM:SS[.UUUUUU], where D is negative for negative t."