I want to find out the following:
given a date (
datetime object), what is the corresponding day of the week.
For instance Sunday is the first day, Monday: second day.. and so on
And then if the input is something like today's date.
>>> today = datetime.datetime(2017, 10, 20) >>> today.get_weekday() # what I look for
The output is maybe
6 (since its Friday)
>>> import datetime >>> datetime.datetime.today() datetime.datetime(2012, 3, 23, 23, 24, 55, 173504) >>> datetime.datetime.today().weekday() 4
From the documentation:
Return the day of the week as an integer, where Monday is 0 and Sunday is 6.
If you'd like to have the date in English:
from datetime import date import calendar my_date = date.today() calendar.day_name[my_date.weekday()] #'Wednesday'