For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Dates and times in Python
Python comes with a great variety of standard classes - including some very neat ones to handle dates and times. [Here]
is a link to an example written on last week's Python course which took a couple of dates as strings, split them down and proceeded with date arithmetic. I always have to marvel at the beauty of Python when I can do things like subtract one date from another and get a difference - all with a simple minus sign!
So we know that Adam - one of my delegates - was 17407 days old on the day of the course (he didn't buy us a cake to celebrate that birthday, but he's a wonderful delegate to teach!), and that he's Saturday's child. (written 2010-07-27, updated 2010-07-30)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesY117 - Python - Already written modules 
Learning Python - many new example programs - (2009-01-31) 
Good example of recursion in Python - analyse an RSS feed - (2009-11-18) 
Syncronise - software, trains, and buses. Please! - (2010-08-22) 
A demonstration of how many Python facilities work together - (2011-09-16) 
How can I do an FTP transfer in Python? - (2011-10-05) 
Practical Extraction and Reporting - using Python and Extreme Programming - (2011-10-14) 
JSON from Python - first principles, easy example - (2013-05-13) 
Cacheing class for Python - using a local SQLite database as a key/value store - (2013-05-14) 
Reading command line parameters in Python - (2015-02-23) 
Binary data handling - Python and Perl - (2015-03-09) 
Programming with random numbers - yet re-using the same values for testing - (2016-06-22) 
Month, Day, Year number to day of week and month names in Python - English and Swedish - (2016-06-23) 
Scons - a build system in Python - building hello world - (2016-10-29) 
Searching a Json or XML structure for a specific key / value pair in Python - (2016-10-30)
Some other Articles
Sorting people by their namesExclamation marks and question marks on ruby method namesAlternative loops and conditionals in Ruby and PerlWiltshire Council ask how they can help businessesDates and times in PythonShould Python classes each be in their own file?Recent PicturesSnow Leopard and Python (that is OS X 10.6 and wxPython)Congratulations, KimberlyTwenty Questions
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