Convert datetime Object to Seconds, Minutes & Hours in Python (Example)
In this tutorial I’ll explain how to convert a datetime object to seconds, minutes, or hours in the Python programming language.
The tutorial contains the following sections:
Let’s dive right into the Python code!
Example 1: Convert datetime Object to Seconds
This example uses the strptime() function and the second attribute to extract the seconds from a datetime object:
from datetime import datetime # get seconds datetime.strptime("19/11/21 16:30", "%d/%m/%y %H:%M").second # 0
As you can see, our datetime object contains 0 seconds.
Example 2: Convert datetime Object to Minutes
Example 2 uses the strptime() method to return minutes from a date and time object:
# get minutes datetime.strptime("19/11/21 16:30", "%d/%m/%y %H:%M").minute # 30
Example 3: Convert datetime Object to Hours
This example uses the strptime() function once again. This time we are converting our datetime object to hours.
# get hours datetime.strptime("19/11/21 16:30", "%d/%m/%y %H:%M").hour # 16
Video, Further Resources & Summary
Do you need more explanations on the conversion of datetime objects to seconds, minutes, and hours in Python? In this case, you should definitely have a look at the YouTube video of the PyLenin YouTube channel below.
In this video, the speaker explains the strptime and strftime functions:
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Furthermore, you can have a look at the other Python tutorials on Statistics Globe:
- Add Seconds, Minutes & Hours to datetime Object
- Convert datetime into String with Milliseconds
- Convert datetime to String without Microsecond Component
- Python Programming Tutorials
This post has shown how to select only seconds, minutes, or hours from datetime objects in Python programming. In case you have additional questions, you may leave a comment below.
This tutorial was created in collaboration with Gottumukkala Sravan Kumar. Please have a look at Gottumukkala’s author page to get more information about his academic background and the other articles he has written for Statistics Globe.