Better dates and times for Python
Arrow is a Python library that offers a sensible, human-friendly approach to creating, manipulating, formatting and converting dates, times, and timestamps. It implements and updates the datetime type, plugging gaps in functionality, and provides an intelligent module API that supports many common creation scenarios. Simply put, it helps you work with dates and times with fewer imports and a lot less code.
Python’s standard library and some other low-level modules have near-complete date, time and time zone functionality but don’t work very well from a usability perspective:
$ pip install arrow
>>> import arrow >>> utc = arrow.utcnow() >>> utc <Arrow [2013-05-11T21:23:58.970460+00:00]> >>> utc = utc.replace(hours=-1) >>> utc <Arrow [2013-05-11T20:23:58.970460+00:00]> >>> local = utc.to('US/Pacific') >>> local <Arrow [2013-05-11T13:23:58.970460-07:00]> >>> arrow.get('2013-05-11T21:23:58.970460+00:00') <Arrow [2013-05-11T21:23:58.970460+00:00]> >>> local.timestamp 1368303838 >>> local.format() '2013-05-11 13:23:58 -07:00' >>> local.format('YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss ZZ') '2013-05-11 13:23:58 -07:00' >>> local.humanize() 'an hour ago' >>> local.humanize(locale='ko_kr') '1시간 전'
Further documentation can be found at arrow.readthedocs.org
Contributions are welcome, especially with localization. See locales.py for what’s currently supported.