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Date utilities to guess the date format given any date string or list of date strings

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Author: Henin Roland Karkada

date_tools provides an integrated collection of date utilities to help you guess the date format of any given date string/list


$ pip install date-tools


guess_date_format() -> Expects a single date/ List of dates

$ from date_tools import date_guesser

a) Single date:

Example 1: $ date_guesser.guess_date_format("22/03/2018") Output: '%d/%m/%Y'

Example 2: $ date_guesser.guess_date_format("14 03 18") Output: '%d %m %y'

Example 3: $ date_guesser.guess_date_format("13-Mar-2018") Output: '%d-%b-%Y'

Example 4: $ date_guesser.guess_date_format("31/March/18") Output: '%d/%B/%y'

Example 5: $ date_guesser.guess_date_format("22/03/2018") Output: '%d/%m/%Y'

Example 6: $ date_guesser.guess_date_format("31 03 2017") Output: '%d %m %Y'

Example 7: $ date_guesser.guess_date_format("03/2018") Output: '%m/%Y'

Example 8: $ date_guesser.guess_date_format("March/2018") Output: '%B/%Y'

b) List of dates:

Example 1: $ date_guesser.guess_date_format(["02 March 2018", "12 May 2018","10 December 2018", "22/03/1988"]) Output: '%d %B %Y' --> Returned as '%d %B %Y' was the date format matched with majority of the items

Extra Details can be found in the example folder

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