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Pandas: Extract the day name from a specified date

Pandas Time Series: Exercise-25 with Solution

Write a Pandas program to extract the day name from a specified date. Add 2 days and 1 business day with the specified date.

Sample Solution:

Python Code :

import pandas as pd
newday = pd.Timestamp('2020-02-07')
print("First date:")
print(newday)
print("\nThe day name of the said date:")
print(newday.day_name())
print("\nAdd 2 days with the said date:")
newday1 = newday + pd.Timedelta('2 day')
print(newday1.day_name())
print("\nNext business day:")
nbday = newday + pd.offsets.BDay()
print(nbday.day_name())

Sample Output:

First date:
2020-02-07 00:00:00

The day name of the said date:
Friday

Add 2 days with the said date:
Sunday

Next business day:
Monday

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