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Python | Pandas Period.dayofweek

  • Last Updated : 06 Jan, 2019

Python is a great language for doing data analysis, primarily because of the fantastic ecosystem of data-centric python packages. Pandas is one of those packages and makes importing and analyzing data much easier.

Pandas Period.dayofweek attribute returns the day of the week for the given Period object. It returns an integer value.

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Syntax : Period.dayofweek



Parameters : None

Return : day of the week

Example #1: Use Period.dayofweek attribute to find the day of the week in the given Period object.




# importing pandas as pd
import pandas as pd
  
# Create the Period object
prd = pd.Period(freq ='D', year = 2001, month = 1, day = 21)
  
# Print the Period object
print(prd)

Output :

Now we will use the Period.dayofweek attribute to find the day of the week in the given object.




# return the day value 
prd.dayofweek

Output :



As we can see in the output, the Period.dayofweek attribute has returned 6 indicating that the following date was the 6th day of the week.

Example #2: Use Period.dayofweek attribute to find the day of the week in the given Period object.




# importing pandas as pd
import pandas as pd
  
# Create the Period object
prd = pd.Period(freq ='Q', year = 2006, quarter = 1)
  
# Print the object
print(prd)

Output :

Now we will use the Period.dayofweek attribute to find the day of the week in the given object.




# return the day value 
prd.dayofweek

Output :

As we can see in the output, the Period.dayofweek attribute has returned 4 indicating that the following date was the 4th day of the week.




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