Python: give start and end of week data from a given date

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Python: give start and end of week data from a given date
day = "13/Oct/2013"
print("Parsing :",day)
day, mon, yr= day.split("/")
sday = yr+" "+day+" "+mon
myday = time.strptime(sday, '%Y %d %b')
Sstart = yr+" "+time.strftime("%U",myday )+" 0"
Send = yr+" "+time.strftime("%U",myday )+" 6"
startweek = time.strptime(Sstart, '%Y %U %w')
endweek = time.strptime(Send, '%Y %U %w')
print("Start of week:",time.strftime("%a, %d %b %Y",startweek))
print("End of week:",time.strftime("%a, %d %b %Y",endweek))
print("Data entered:",time.strftime("%a, %d %b %Y",myday))

Parsing : 13/Oct/2013
Start of week: Sun, 13 Oct 2013
End of week: Sat, 19 Oct 2013
Sun, 13 Oct 2013

Learned python in the past 2 days and was wondering if there is a cleaner way to do this.This method works…it just looks ugly and It seems silly to have to create a new time variable for each date, and that there should be a way to offset the given date to the start and end of the week through a simple call but i have been unable to find anything on the internet or documentation that looks like it would work.

Answer #1:

Use the datetime module.

This will yield start and end of week (from Monday to Sunday):

from datetime import datetime, timedelta

day = '12/Oct/2013'
dt = datetime.strptime(day, '%d/%b/%Y')
start = dt - timedelta(days=dt.weekday())
end = start + timedelta(days=6)


Answered By: Hyperboreus

Answer #2:

Slight variation if you want to keep the standard time formatting and refer to the current day:

from datetime import date, timedelta

today =
start = today - timedelta(days=today.weekday())
end = start + timedelta(days=6)
print("Today: " + str(today))
print("Start: " + str(start))
print("End: " + str(end))
Answered By: palamunder

Answer #3:

Use the pendulum module:

today =
start = today.start_of('week')
end = today.end_of('week')
Answered By: ogeretal

Answer #4:

you can also use Arrow:

import arrow
now =
start_of_week = now.floor('week')
end_of_week = now.ceil('week')
Answered By: Alon Gouldman

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