Fractional Hours from datetime?

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Mon Jan 11 13:12:19 CET 2010


W. eWatson wrote:
> Maybe there's a more elegant way to do this. I want to express the
> result of datetime.datetime.now() in fractional hours.
> 
> Here's one way.
> 
> dt=datetime.datetime.now()
> xtup = dt.timetuple()
> h = xtup[3]+xtup[4]/60.0+xtup[5]/3600.00+xtup[6]/10**6
> #  now is in fractions of an hour

Here's how you'd do that with mxDateTime:

>>> from mx.DateTime import now
>>> now().abstime / 3600.0
13.17341068830755

.abstime gives you the time in fractional seconds.

http://www.egenix.com/products/python/mxBase/mxDateTime/

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