Question about the practice question (working with date and time)

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answer :

import datetime as dt

def write_csv(file_name, rows):
import csv
f = open(file_name, ‘w’)
writer = csv.writer(f)
for row in rows:
writer.writerow(row)
f.close()

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import csv

f = open(‘session_log.csv’)
reader = csv.reader(f)
rows = list(reader)[1:]

Clean and the new rows

clean_rows = [[‘user_id’, ‘session_start’, ‘session_end’]]
for row in rows:
user_id = row[0]
# Conver row data to integers
row = [int(x) for x in row]
start = dt.datetime(row[1], row[2], row[3], row[4], row[5])
end = dt.datetime(row[6], row[7], row[8], row[9], row[10])
session_start = start.strftime("%Y/%m/%d %H:%M")
session_end = end.strftime("%Y/%m/%d %H:%M")
clean_rows.append([user_id, session_start, session_end])

write_csv(‘session_log_clean.csv’, clean_rows)
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What I expected to happen:
 may i know what does this time mean? 
row = [int(x) for x in row]

What actually happened: 

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thanks!!!!

Hi @samantha:

In future, it would be greatly appreciated if you could format your code and surround them using 3 backticks (below the Esc key on a US keyboard).

As in the comments of the suggested solution:

# Convert row data to integers
    row = [int(x) for x in row]

When we read from the dataset, the default type is of string. Since we would want to use datetime functions like datetime, which requires them to be of type integer (int) we will need to convert them in order to satisfy this requirement. This structure is called a list conprehension or an in-line for loop. You may read more about this here.