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I have date strings like this:
'January 11, 2010'
and I need a function that returns the day of the week, like
'mon', or 'monday'
I can’t find this anywhere in the Python help.
Return the day of the week as an integer, where Monday is 0 and Sunday is 6.
A third-party parser could be used, such as dateutil.
And code for your original question:
>>> from dateutil import parser >>> parser.parse('January 11, 2010').strftime("%a") 'Mon' >>> parser.parse('January 11, 2010').strftime("%A") 'Monday'
I think the fastest way to do it like below:
>>> import time >>> dateStr="January 11, 2010" >>> timestamp = time.strptime(dateStr, '%B %d, %Y') >>> timestamp time.struct_time(tm_year=2010, tm_mon=1, tm_mday=11, tm_hour=0, tm_min=0, tm_sec=0, tm_wday=0, tm_yday=11, tm_isdst=-1)
import time time.strftime('%A')