I need to subtract business days from the current date.
I currently have some code which needs always to be running on the most recent business day. So that may be today if we’re Monday thru Friday, but if it’s Saturday or Sunday then I need to set it back to the Friday before the weekend. I currently have some pretty clunky code to do this:
lastBusDay = datetime.datetime.today() if datetime.date.weekday(lastBusDay) == 5: #if it's Saturday lastBusDay = lastBusDay - datetime.timedelta(days = 1) #then make it Friday elif datetime.date.weekday(lastBusDay) == 6: #if it's Sunday lastBusDay = lastBusDay - datetime.timedelta(days = 2); #then make it Friday
Is there a better way?
Can I tell timedelta to work in weekdays rather than calendar days for example?
import datetime # BDay is business day, not birthday... from pandas.tseries.offsets import BDay today = datetime.datetime.today() print(today - BDay(4))
Since today is Thursday, Sept 26, that will give you an output of:
datetime.datetime(2013, 9, 20, 14, 8, 4, 89761)