[Tutor] Finding and Inserting missing dates in a date range.

Wayne srilyk at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 22:29:16 CEST 2009

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 2:16 PM, Glen Zangirolami <digitalman66 at gmail.com>wrote:

> If i have a list of dates:date_list =
> ['2008-12-29','2008-12-31','2008-01-01','2008-01-02','2008-01-03','2008-01-05']
> How do I find the missing dates in the range of dates and insert them into
> the list so I get?
> date_list =
> ['2008-12-29','2008-12-30','2008-12-31','2008-01-01','2008-01-02','2008-01-03','2008-12-04','2008-01-05']
> Hopefully the case is that I haven't found the correct python module that
> does it ;)

The datetime module exists... you could easily write a function that does
something along the lines of:

def date_range(startdate, enddate):
     #do something here to make a range of dates

though you may want to write a function that checks for a missing date

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