How do I calculate the date six months from the current date using the datetime Python module? How do I calculate the date six months from the current date using the datetime Python module? python python

# How do I calculate the date six months from the current date using the datetime Python module?

I found this solution to be good. (This uses the python-dateutil extension)

``from datetime import datefrom dateutil.relativedelta import relativedeltasix_months = date.today() + relativedelta(months=+6)``

The advantage of this approach is that it takes care of issues with 28, 30, 31 days etc. This becomes very useful in handling business rules and scenarios (say invoice generation etc.)

``\$ date(2010,12,31)+relativedelta(months=+1)  datetime.date(2011, 1, 31)\$ date(2010,12,31)+relativedelta(months=+2)  datetime.date(2011, 2, 28)``

Well, that depends what you mean by 6 months from the current date.

1. Using natural months:

``(day, month, year) = (day, (month + 5) % 12 + 1, year + (month + 5)/12)``
2. Using a banker's definition, 6*30:

``date += datetime.timedelta(6 * 30)``

With Python 3.x you can do it like this:

``from datetime import datetime, timedeltafrom dateutil.relativedelta import *date = datetime.now()print(date)# 2018-09-24 13:24:04.007620date = date + relativedelta(months=+6)print(date)# 2019-03-24 13:24:04.007620``

but you will need to install python-dateutil module:

``pip install python-dateutil``