Mulling over a search feed that includes date range limits, I had a quick look for a python library that includes “natural language” functions for describing different date ranges. Not finding anything offhand, I popped some quick starter-for-ten functions up at this gist, which should also be embedded below.
It includes things like today(), tomorrow(), last_week(), later_this_month() and so on.
If you know of a “proper” library that does this, please let me know via the comments…
UPDATE: code repo here: https://github.com/psychemedia/python-natural-time-periods
PS more handy fragments:
#http://stackoverflow.com/a/28290050/454773 #Get month and year between two dates import datetime from dateutil.rrule import rrule, MONTHLY strt_dt = datetime.date(2015,4,1) end_dt = datetime.date(2016,10,1) dates = ['_'.join([dt.strftime('%B').lower(), dt.strftime('%Y')]) for dt in rrule(MONTHLY, dtstart=strt_dt, until=end_dt)]