Tuesday, November 14, 2017

How to convert epoch time to datetime in Pandas


While i am working with iot data to transform UNIX epoch time in seconds. I would like to convert epoch time in seconds into human readable date time and not a reference date which is based upon 1970.

I have my data in pandas dataframe, below screen shot shows "createdTime" column in epoch time in seconds:

Here is the code segment that convert UNIX epoch time into date time:

convert = lambda x: datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(x / 1e3)
ds['ts'] = ds['createdTime'].apply(convert)

This code generates the expected output, below screen shot shows the output:

Hope this helps!

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