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Questions tagged [date]

This challenge is intended to be solved by using, manipulating, accepting as input, outputting, or calculating calendar dates or clock times.

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Today is the Center

Given a date as input in any convenient format, output a calendar with that date as the exact center of a five-week window. The header of the calendar must include the two-letter abbreviations for the ...
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It's a yearly task, alright

Given a number 1≤n≤365, output the nth day of the year in "Day-numberth Month" format. For example, given 1, you should output "1st January", without "of". The Gregorian calendar will be used and the ...
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Finding Gaps in Date Ranges

Given a list of date ranges r as input, output or return any ranges not found in r. For the sake of this example, input will be ...
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Unix timestamp to datetime string

Given a unix timestamp as an input, give a datetime string, in a format like so: "YYMMDD.HHmm" Rules The input is a number (integer) of a millisecond-precise UNIX epoch time (milliseconds since 1970 ...
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Mis-decode a date

Background Inspired by a now deleted question by John Burger from which I quote: Now obviously no human made this mistake. It's a mis-decode of something - perhaps the ISBN? My question is: ...
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Get the date of the nth day of week in a given year and month

Introduction Often, people refer to dates as the "second Friday in August, 2018" or the "fourth Sunday in March, 2012". But it's hard to tell what date that is! Your task to is to write a program ...
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Encode the date in Christmas Eve format

The day this post was published was Christmas Eve. Tomorrow will be Christmas. Yesterday was Christmas Eve Eve. In two days it will be ...
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Convert an Excel date code to a “date”

Given a non-negative integer Excel-style date code, return the corresponding "date" in any reasonable form that clearly shows year, month, and "day". Trivial, you may think. Did you notice the "scare ...
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Through Space and Time

Introduction: In general we usually speak of four dimensions: three space dimensions for x, y, and ...
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ASCII Calendar Planner

Given a list of activities and their start time/date, output an ASCII-art calendar showing the activities on the appropriate days. All activities are guaranteed to be in the same month, no two ...
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The Work Day Countdown

I just had I genius idea for making the work-life easier - a countdown to a specific date which only counts workdays. The basic task is to create a countdown to a specific date which only includes ...
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Hey, what time is it?

Challenge Given a number width, number height, hours and ...
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A greeting bot for a colleague from work

I have a colleague at work that works from home every Tuesday and Thursday. At around 8:00 AM he sends us a message with the following text: Hello today I'm working from home In order to relieve ...
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Greet according to the time of day

Challenge Write a program that greets a user depending on what time of day (GMT) it is. Output A string (printed or returned) according to these rules: If the time is 06:00 to 11:59 the greeting ...
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crossed out 44 is still regular 44 ;(

Introduction On March 24th, 2015 @isaacg golfed his Pyth answer from 44 to 42 bytes. Since a crossed out 44 (44) looks a lot like a regular 44, @Optimizer made the following comment: striked out ...
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The Clock Hands of Doom

You are chained to a chair. Underneath you is a huge volcano. A 12-hour clock next to you ticks ominously, and you see that it has wires leading from the back up to a chain, which will drop you into ...
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Computing time sheets

Time sheets In a work place you often have to complete time sheets. This task is write code to help this. Input Two times in a slightly non- standard 12 hour clock signifying the start and end of ...
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Einstein's Sorter

Challenge Given a list of integers and a velocity, \$v\$, implement a sorting algorithm which simulates a program sorting the list from smallest to biggest at the given velocity. Einstein's Theory ...
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Date Occurrences

Given three non-negative integers y, m, and d (of which at least one must be positive) and a ...
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Setting the time

Imagine the following 24-hour clock that can be controlled by arrow keys: ╔══╗ ┌──┐ ║00║:│00│ ╚══╝ └──┘ HH mm Pressing the up arrow twice (...
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COBOL Y2K redux

In the 1990s, COBOL computer engineers worked out a way to extend six-digit date fields by converting them to YYYDDD where YYY ...
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Prime Time Travel

Don't tell anyone, but I've nicked my uncle's time travel machine! My uncle is obsessed with prime numbers, though, and that shows in the machine — he has programmed it so that it can only go to dates ...
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Count the timespans

Inspired by a real-life scenario, which I have asked for an answer to here: https://superuser.com/questions/1312212/writing-a-formula-to-count-how-many-times-each-date-appears-in-a-set-of-date-ran ...
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The Time Anagram

Originally posted (and deleted) by @Tlink, which was most likely inspired from this StackOverflow question. Since it was a shame it got deleted, because it seemed like a good challenge in general, I ...
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Date Multiplying Challenge

(Inspired by last week's Riddler on FiveThirtyEight.com. Sandbox post.) Given a year between 2001 and 2099, calculate and return the number of days during that calendar year where ...
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The symmetry of months

Introduction Some months are completely symmetric, meaning they have central symmetry as well as reflection symmetry, like February of 2010: ...
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Ticking Quine-Bomb!

Challenge: Create a program or function that takes an integer input, which outputs a new program/function as specified below. Input: Integer n: Time in seconds ...
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How old is it roughly?

Write a short program which takes in a positive number of seconds representing an age, and outputs an estimate of that time in English. Your program must output the least precise amount of time which ...
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List all palindromic prime dates between 0000-01-01 and 99999-12-31

You know what a palindrome, a prime and a date are. Your task is to list all dates in 100 thousands of years that fulfill all three characteristics. Nevermind anything but the numbers, use the ...
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We Had A Question Once Which Only Failed On Sundays

Inspired by We had a unit test once which only failed on Sundays, write a program or function that does nothing but throw an error when it is Sunday, and exit gracefully on any other day. Rules: No ...
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Match the Striking Clock

Introduction: At home we have a clock that strikes the stated amount at each hour, but also strikes once at every half-hour. So from 0:01 to and including 12:00 it strikes in this order: ...
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Finding My Favorite Times

I really like times that follow certain patterns. In particular, I like times where all the digits are the same, or all of the digits increase arithmetically by one from left to right. Further, I ...
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Could They Be The Same Day Of The Week?

Challenge Given a non-negative integer, output whether it is possible for two dates (of the Gregorian calendar) differing by exactly that many years to share a day of the week. A year is assumed to ...
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Implement a Simple Stopwatch

Challenge Your task is to write a program which, once a second (including immediately when your program is started), prints the elapsed time from the time your program was started. Rules Time must ...
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The working time calculator

This is based on how my company deals with the monitoring of the working times for every employee. Each one of us has a card that can be passed in front of a sensor, so that a clock registers the ...
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Happy Birthday, Finland!

Introduction As is known, in 2017, Finland celebrates its 100 years of independence. To mark the occasion, it is your job to produce a Finnish flag for everyone's enjoyment. Challenge Create a ...
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The Microwave Challenge

Inspired by this comment. Input The number of seconds on the timer. Output Here's our basic microwave: ...
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128 years? Hypothetical leap year reform

The solar year is 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, 45 seconds, and 138 milliseconds, according to this video. With the current Gregorian calendar, the rules for leap years are as follows: ...
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Type the Alphabet - as fast as you can!

Your task is to make a program that measures how fast you can type the letters of the English alphabet. The program shall only accept lowercase letters a to ...
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How many days in a month?

Given a textual representation (case-insensitive full name or 3 character abbreviation) of a month return the number of days in the month. For example, december, <...
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Digital Calendar

Given a date, output the X and Y position of the current day of the date on a digital calendar. The digital calendar is sort of the calendar that gets shown when you click on your computers clock (at ...
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Simulate My Stupid Old Alarm Clock

I have a stupid old alarm clock with two buttons: hour and minute. The hour button increments the hour of a set alarm, and minute increments the minute time of a set alarm. However, some smart ...
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Date within range?

Given a MM/DD date (12/24) and a start/end date range (11/01 - 06/24), figure out if the ...
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These Days Work for Me

Background You're an attractive code golfer and quite a few people are asking you out. You don't have time to think about which days exactly you're available, so you decide to create a function the ...
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Read my free-form date

Given a date written in any (must handle all in the same program) of the following formats, parse it into a valid yyyy/mm/dd date. ...
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Happy New Year 0409!

The date 0409·01·MO is New Year’s Day in the Ceres Calendar. Wish everyone and everything in the Asteroid Belt, Jupiter, Saturn and beyond a belated Happy New Year by writing a program to convert ...
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Alarm Optimization

My Alarm Clock I'm American, and so is my (digital) alarm clock. To set the alarm, it starts at the time it was previously. Hitting the hour button moves it up one hour, and hitting the minute button ...
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What's the date, in Usenet time?

September 1993 is known on Usenet as the September that never ended. Thus, for example, the day this question is being posted is Saturday, September 8740, 1993. Your program or function should take ...
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The Counting Gate Keeper

Related as it requires you to measure the time between the first and last input. But here you're required to count how many inputs in a period of time. I was assigned a task to stand by a gate and ...