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Dates for humans

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human_dates
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I came from the Ruby/Rails world and I missed some of my date sugar. And instead of keeping complaining about it, I
thought I would do something about it


It offers two sets of functionality:

#. and foremost it has a nice `time_ago_in_words` function.
#. has some natural language for getting to the beginning and end of things

Note I stole much of this from the following StackOverflow post: http://stackoverflow.com/a/1551394/192791

Note: when you do not pass a time into a function it uses `datetime.utcnow()`


Installation
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.. code-block:: bash

$ pip install human_dates


time_ago_in_words Usage
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.. code-block:: python

from human_dates import time_ago_in_words, beginning_of_day

print time_ago_in_words()
#prints "just now"

print time_ago_in_words(beginning_of_day())
# prints 8 hours ago


Natural Language Helpers

.. code-block:: python

from human_dates import *

print beginning_of_day()
print beginning_of_hour()
print beginning_of_year()
print end_of_month()
# and so on ....

# you can also pass a datetime to each of these functions
import human_dates
from datetime import datetime
date = datetime.strptime('Feb 13 2008 1:33PM', '%b %d %Y %I:%M%p')
result = human_dates.end_of_month(date)
print result
# 2008-02-29 23:59:59.999999


Alternatives
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- Delorean: http://delorean.readthedocs.org/en/latest/quickstart.html (<-- please look at this before using human_dates.
It's heavyweight for me but might be great for you)

Other Important Time Libraries
- DateUtil: http://labix.org/python-dateutil
- PyTz: http://pytz.sourceforge.net/


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