Proper conversion of timestamp

Igor Korot ikorot01 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 22:55:11 CET 2014


Hi, Mark,


On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 1:44 PM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk>wrote:

> On 04/03/2014 20:57, Igor Korot wrote:
>
>> Hi, ALL,
>> I'm getting this:
>>
>> timestamp out of range for platform localtime()/gmtime() function
>>
>> trying to convert the timestamp with milliseconds into the datetime
>> object.
>>
>> The first hit of Google gives me this:
>>
>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12458595/convert-
>> epoch-timestamp-in-python
>>
>> but the solution described is not good for me since it does not gives
>> me the milliseconds value.
>>
>> How do I get the proper datetime value including milliseconds from the
>> timestamp?
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>>
> You have a long record of asking timestamp related questions so you should
> know where the docs are that provide the answer to this question.  I'll
> leave you to go off and read them.  If you don't understand them, please
> cut and paste your code here, state what you expected to happen, what
> actually happened, including any traceback if applicable, and then we'll be
> happy to point you the error of your ways.
>

Working with the dates is not that easy and not just in Python.
There are too many different formatting involved with many different
representation.
And on top of it it is possible to use one system in completely different
environment.

But this particular question is easy.

What I have is a timestamp which reads: 1289410678L.

Trying to convert this into the datetime object in Python using:

import datetime
datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp( stamp )

produces the error: timestamp out of range for platform
localtime()/gmtime() function.

This is because this timestamp is not in seconds, but rather in
milliseconds.

Now the question I have is: how do I properly convert this timestamp into
the datetime object with the milliseconds?

Thank you.


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