Python: Reads a date and prints the day of the date

Python Basic - 1: Exercise-46 with Solution

Write a Python program to that reads a date (from 2016/1/1 to 2016/12/31) and prints the day of the date. Jan. 1, 2016, is Friday. Note that 2016 is a leap year.

Two integers m and d separated by a single space in a line, m ,d represent the month and the day.

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Python: Reads a date and prints the day of the date

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

from datetime import date
print("Input month and date (separated by a single space):")
m, d = map(int, input().split())
weeks = {1:'Monday',2:'Tuesday',3:'Wednesday',4:'Thursday',5:'Friday',6:'Saturday',7:'Sunday'}
w = date.isoweekday(date(2016, m, d))
print("Name of the date: ",weeks[w])

Sample Output:

Input month and date (separated by a single space):
 5 15
Name of the date:  Sunday


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Python: Tips of the Day

Iterating over dictionaries using 'for' loops:

I am a bit puzzled by the following code: d = {'x': 1, 'y': 2, 'z': 3} for key in d: print key, 'corresponds to', d[key] What I don't understand is the key portion. How does Python recognize ...

key is just a variable name.

for key in d:

For Python 3.x:

for key, value in d.items():

For Python 2.x:

for key, value in d.iteritems():

To test for yourself, change the word key to poop.

In Python 3.x, iteritems() was replaced with simply items(), which returns a set-like view backed by the dict, like iteritems() but even better. This is also available in 2.7 as viewitems().

The operation items() will work for both 2 and 3, but in 2 it will return a list of the dictionary's (key, value) pairs, which will not reflect changes to the dict that happen after the items() call. If you want the 2.x behavior in 3.x, you can call list(d.items()).

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