Figuring out Gregorian date from hours since 0001-01-01

Tyler Eaves tyler at
Fri Sep 1 23:18:32 CEST 2000

On 1 Sep 2000 21:09:56 GMT, Alexander Lawhead <alawhead at>

Although I'm not familiar with the module involved, I would have to
say that the affect is probably caused by the fact that a day isn't
exactly 24 hours long.

>I'm extracting data from a set of packaged data files and am having a
>problem converting the dates into a useable format. Each observation's
>date is given as the number of hours since 0001-01-01. I picked up the
>mxDateTime pacakge, thinking that it would be easy to convert this into an
>equivalent Gregorian date. After a quick run through of the docs I'm
>stumped. Going from number of days or number of seconds from 0001-01-01 is
>easy... hours doesn't seem right. If I naively convert hours to days by
>dividing by 24 I'm off by a few days.
>Any ideas?

Tyler Eaves

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