Example datetime constructor image mistake

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Hi there - just wanted to point out a (very minor) mistake in an image …

The code linked in the image above for an example way to manually construct a datetime object works; however for the ‘yr’ variable, it returns the integer ‘0015’. Slight OCD here, so I recreated a workaround for this example below. Simply adds 2000 to the ‘yr’ integer because the dataset started in 2009, so we won’t have any values before the year 2000.

date_string = '12/18/15 16:30'
date, time = date_string.split()

hr, mn = time.split(':')
mnth, day, yr = date.split('/')

hr = int(hr)
mn = int(mn)
mnth = int(mnth)
day = int(day)
yr = 2000 + int(yr)

date_dt = dt.datetime(yr, mnth, day, hr, mn)

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Thanks! removing from here now.