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

stage 3 where on earth do timezones make sense

Challenge Task 1 of 1 guyz im stuck plz help

Create a function named to_timezone that takes a timezone name as a string. Convert starter to that timezone using pytz's timezones and return the new datetime.

timezone.py
import datetime

import pytz

starter = pytz.utc.localize(datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 23, 29))

2 Answers

Kenneth Love
STAFF
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

The code you posted is exactly how the challenge starts. What have you tried?

Where am I going wrong with this? Even when I take it maybe too literally and create the string as a 'US/Pacific' or something, it still won't let me pass.

import datetime

import pytz

starter = pytz.utc.localize(datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 23, 29))

def to_timezone(string):
  new_time = starter.pytz.timezone(string)
  return new_time
Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

starter is a datetime object so it doesn't have a pytz method/attribute. You need to create a timezone based on the string (which you're doing, just not in the right way/spot) and then return starter as that timezone.

Tony McCabe
Tony McCabe
4,889 Points

import datetime

import pytz

starter = pytz.utc.localize(datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 23, 29)) def to_timezone(tz): Zim = pytz.timezone(tz) new_time = starter.astimezone(Zim) return new_time Try this out if your still struggling