How to get the Current Year in Python
Getting the current year is a common operation in any programming language.
In this post, we'll learn how to get the current year in Python.
Getting the current year
The recommended way to get the current year in Python is to use the
This module gives you built-in functions for working with dates and times.
We can use this module to import the
date class and then use the
today method to get today.
From there, we just need to use the
year method to get the year.
Let's see this in action:
import datetime current_year = datetime.date.today().year print(current_year)
The year is returned to us in a four-digit format as a string.
If you want it as a number, you'll have to convert it to an integer.
import datetime current_year = int(datetime.date.today().year) print(current_year)
In this post, we looked at the recommended way to get the current year in Python.
Simply import the
datetime module and use its built-in functionality to get the current year.
Hopefully, this has been helpful to you. Thanks for reading!
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