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Extract datetime objects from strings

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datefinder - extract dates from text

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A python module for locating dates inside text. Use this package to extract all sorts
of date like strings from a document and turn them into datetime objects.

This module finds the likely datetime strings and then uses
`dateutil`to convert to the datetime object.


.. code-block:: sh

pip install datefinder

How to Use

.. automodule:: datefinder
:members: find_dates

.. code-block:: python

In [1]: string_with_dates = """
...: ...
...: entries are due by January 4th, 2017 at 8:00pm
...: ...
...: created 01/15/2005 by ACME Inc. and associates.
...: ...
...: """

In [2]: import datefinder

In [3]: matches = datefinder.find_dates(string_with_dates)

In [4]: for match in matches:
...: print match
2017-01-04 20:00:00
2005-01-15 00:00:00


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