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Python Dates and Times in Python (2014) Dates and Times strftime & strptime

what am i doing wrong? Ive run this in a text editor and it appears to be correct.

I have run this in another text editor and the output i get looks correct, but when i run it here all i get is a (try again) error with no further explanation. Anybody see what Im doing wrong?

timestrings.py
## Examples
# to_string(datetime_object) => "24 September 2012"
# from_string("09/24/12 18:30", "%m/%d/%y %H:%M") => datetime
import datetime
def to_string(datetime1):
    date = datetime.datetime.strptime(datetime1, '%m/%d/%y %H:%M')
    return date.strftime('%d %B %Y')

1 Answer

Jeff Muday
MOD
Jeff Muday
Treehouse Moderator 28,715 Points

You're very close! You don't need the additional operation-- we are simply converting a datetime object to a string.

## Examples
# to_string(datetime_object) => "24 September 2012"
# from_string("09/24/12 18:30", "%m/%d/%y %H:%M") => datetime
import datetime
def to_string(datetime1):
    return datetime1.strftime('%d %B %Y')