[SciPy-user] Convert a date string to a date object

Bill Dandreta wjdandreta@att....
Fri Aug 17 11:09:34 CDT 2007

Thanks for the links.

mxDateTime only distributes binaries but I looked at the dateutil source and realized right away that any general datestring parsing algorithm will have to me much slower than a direct approach as Alexander's post demonstrates.

Pierre GM wrote:

> On Friday 17 August 2007 10:50:06 Bill Dandreta wrote:
>> Is this the recommended Python way to convert a date string to a date
>> object?
> You can check the packages dateutil (http://labix.org/python-dateutil) and its 
> parser, mx.Datetime (http://www.egenix.com/files/python/mxDateTime.html) and 
> its parser, as well as the TimeSeriesPackage available on the Scipy SVN 
> sandbox.



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