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datefinder - extract dates from text

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A python module for locating dates inside text. Use this package to extract all sorts of date like strings from a document and turn them into datetime objects.

This module finds the likely datetime strings and then uses `dateutil`to convert to the datetime object.

Installation

pip install datefinder

How to Use

.. automodule:: datefinder
   :members: find_dates


In [1]: string_with_dates = """
   ...: ...
   ...: entries are due by January 4th, 2017 at 8:00pm
   ...: ...
   ...: created 01/15/2005 by ACME Inc. and associates.
   ...: ...
   ...: """

In [2]: import datefinder

In [3]: matches = datefinder.find_dates(string_with_dates)

In [4]: for match in matches:
   ...:     print match
   ...:
2017-01-04 20:00:00
2005-01-15 00:00:00

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