Populate current date in pandas python

Populate current date in pandas python can be done by using to_datetime() function. Let’s see how to

  •      Populate current date in pandas python
  •      Populate current date with string format in pandas python

First let’s create a dataframe

import pandas as pd
import numpy as np

df1 = {
    'State':['Arizona AZ','Georgia GG','Newyork NY','Indiana IN','Florida FL'],
   'Score1':[4,47,55,74,31]}

df1 = pd.DataFrame(df1,columns=['State','Score1'])
print(df1)

df1 will be

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Populate current date in pandas python:

Populating current date in pandas can be done by using to_datetime() function with “today” argument as shown below.


df1['date'] = pd.to_datetime('today')
print(df1)

so the resultant dataframe will be

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Populate current date in python pandas with string format:

Populating current date in pandas with string format can be done by using to_datetime() function and strftime() function as shown below.

df1['date'] = pd.to_datetime('today').strftime("%m/%d/%Y")
print(df1)

so the resultant dataframe will have date column in string format

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