Posts in dates

Combining dates with analysis visualization in python

Sometimes you want to do two things:

Plot a timeseries that handles datetimes in a clever way (e.g., with Pandas or Matplotlib)

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Dates in python

As a part of setting up the website for the Docathon I’ve had to re-learn all of my date string formatting rules. It’s one of those little problems you don’t really think about - turning an arbitrary string into something structured like a date - until you’ve actually got to do it.

There are a bunch of tools in python for using date-like objects, but it’s not always easy to figure out how these work. This post is just a couple of pieces of information I’ve picked up along the process.

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