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Python Dates and Times in Python Dates and Times strftime & strptime

Jake Williams
Jake Williams
2,667 Points

timestring.py challenge

I got it to pass once however I have no idea how I did it hence why I went back to do it again and now I haven't the slightest idea what I did before.

timestrings.py
import datetime
## Examples
# to_string(datetime_object) => "24 September 2012"
# from_string("09/24/12 18:30", "%m/%d/%y %H:%M") => datetime
def to_string(datetime):
    return (datetime.strftime('%d %B %Y'))
def from_string("09/24/12", "%d %B %Y"):
    return datetime.strptime("09/24/12", "%d %B %Y")

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 66,727 Points

Hey Jake Williams, two items to fix in from _string:

  • the parameters should be variable names and not string literals. These parameters should be used as arguments in the strptime method
  • the method strptime is a method of the datetime object not the datetime module. So use datetime.datetime.strptime

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!