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Python TextCalendar Module: monthrange() method

monthrange() method

The monthrange() method is used to get weekday of first day of the month and number of days in month, for the specified year and month.

Syntax:

monthrange(year, month)

Parameters:

Name Description Required /
Optional
Type
year Year to get weekday of the first day of the month and number of days in month. Required Number
month Month to get weekday of the first day of the month and number of days in a month. Required Number

Example of monthrange() method

import calendar
print(calendar.monthrange(2016,5))

Output:

(6, 31)

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Getting the last element of a list:

some_list[-1] is the shortest and most Pythonic.

In fact, you can do much more with this syntax. The some_list[-n] syntax gets the nth-to-last element. So some_list[-1] gets the last element, some_list[-2] gets the second to last, etc, all the way down to some_list[-len(some_list)], which gives you the first element.

You can also set list elements in this way. For instance:

>>> some_list = [1, 2, 3]
>>> some_list[-1] = 5 # Set the last element
>>> some_list[-2] = 3 # Set the second to last element
>>> some_list
[1, 3, 5]

Note that getting a list item by index will raise an IndexError if the expected item doesn't exist. This means that some_list[-1] will raise an exception if some_list is empty, because an empty list can't have a last element.

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