If I have two dates (ex.
'9/26/2008'), what is the best way to get the number of days between these two dates?
If you have two date objects, you can just subtract them.
from datetime import date d0 = date(2008, 8, 18) d1 = date(2008, 9, 26) delta = d1 - d0 print delta.days
The relevant section of the docs: https://docs.python.org/library/datetime.html.
Using the power of datetime:
from datetime import datetime date_format = "%m/%d/%Y" a = datetime.strptime('8/18/2008', date_format) b = datetime.strptime('9/26/2008', date_format) delta = b - a print delta.days # that's it