Convert Milliseconds into datetime in Python (Example)
In this article, I’ll show how to create a datetime object from milliseconds in Python programming.
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Example Data & Add-On Libraries
To be able to use the functions of the datetime module, we first have to import datetime:
import datetime # Load datetime
The following data will be used as a basis for this Python tutorial:
my_ms = 464556556485 # Example milliseconds object print(my_ms) # Print example data # 464556556485
The previous Python console output shows that our exemplifying data object contains a certain number of milliseconds.
Example: Create datetime Object from Milliseconds Using fromtimestamp() Function
This example demonstrates how to transform milliseconds to a date and time object.
For this task, we can apply the fromtimestamp function as shown below:
my_datetime = datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(my_ms / 1000) # Apply fromtimestamp function print(my_datetime) # Print datetime object # 1984-09-20 21:29:16.485000
As you can see based on the previous output, we have constructed a new datetime object called my_datetime from our milliseconds object.
Video, Further Resources & Summary
Would you like to know more about the construction of a date and time object from milliseconds? Then I can recommend having a look at the following video on my YouTube channel. In the video, I show the Python programming code of this article:
Furthermore, you may want to have a look at the other articles on Statistics Globe.
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