Find dates inside text using Python and get back datetime objects
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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 the dateparser package 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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