llamawithabowlcut llamawithabowlcut - 27 days ago 16
Python Question

How do I get New York City time?

I travel frequently but live in NYC and am trying to display NYC time no matter where I am. How do I do that in Python? I have the following, which doesn't work, giving me the error:

`'module' object is not callable`


Also, I'm not sure if my method below will correctly update with daylight savings time or not:

import pytz
utc = pytz.utc
utc_dt = datetime(2002, 10, 27, 6, 0, 0, tzinfo=utc)
eastern = pytz.timezone('US/Eastern')
loc_dt = utc_dt.astimezone(eastern)
fmt = '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S %Z%z'
loc_dt.strftime(fmt)

Answer

Instead of datetime, write datetime.datetime:

import datetime
import pytz

utc = pytz.utc
utc_dt = datetime.datetime(2002, 10, 27, 6, 0, 0, tzinfo=utc)
eastern = pytz.timezone('US/Eastern')
loc_dt = utc_dt.astimezone(eastern)
fmt = '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S %Z%z'
loc_dt.strftime(fmt)

That's because the module datetime contains a class datetime.datetime.

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