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

Elizabeth McInerney
Elizabeth McInerney
3,175 Points

to_timezone

This is working in Workspaces but returns "Bummer! Try again in the challenge.

timezone.py
import datetime

import pytz

starter = pytz.utc.localize(datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 23, 29))
def to_timezone(timezone_name, starter):
  return starter.astimezone(pytz.timezone(timezone_name))

to_timezone('US/Pacific',starter)

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,989 Points

SO very close! The challenge mentions only the "timezone as a string" as arguments. Since starter is already defined outside the function, it doesn't need to be passed in. In short: remove starter from the function argument list

Ahmed Elsawey
Ahmed Elsawey
Courses Plus Student 3,527 Points

chris freeman This is my code but it does not work for some reason: def to_timezone(name): return starter.astimezone(pytz.timezone(name))

Ahmed Elsawey
Ahmed Elsawey
Courses Plus Student 3,527 Points

chris freeman basically what Elizabeth has done but somehow it does not work for me, this is all the code on my screen: import datetime

import pytz

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

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

to_timezone('US/Pacific',starter)

Jason Anello Ricky Catron Kenneth Love

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,989 Points

Ahmed Elsawey: Extra code in the challenge sometimes confuses the grader. Remove the last line: to_timezone('US/Pacific',starter)

Elizabeth McInerney
Elizabeth McInerney
3,175 Points

OMG, that was easy. I must have been tired last night. Thanks!