Calculating days using Business Days for the Calendar

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Mon Sep 20 19:54:49 CEST 2004


David Stockwell wrote:
> I''m wondering if the Calendar object has an option to only do 
> calculations based on business days (ie M-F).  Additionally does it have 
> a way to get holidays into itself?
> 
> Currently I'm considering converting my calculations over to business 
> days and am wondering if there is anything built-in.  I've tried 
> searching but so far haven't seen such a thing built in.
> 
> I'm thinking I'm just going to have to bite the bullet and create my own 
> approach to
> 1) figure out the day of the week of my starting date  
> (Calendar.weekday() should do the trick)
> 2) determine the number of days up to my finish date (i do that now)
> 3) determine the number of non-business days  (weekends + holidays)
> 4) subtract off the number in #3 from #2
> 
> 
> David
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... ReportLab's version of jeff Bauer's normalDate module has a BusinessDate 
object which does businessday diffs etc etc.

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Robin Becker



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