, errors='ignore', dayfirst=False, utc=None, box=True, format=None, coerce=False, unit='ns')

Convert argument to datetime

Parameters :

arg : string, datetime, array of strings (with possible NAs)

errors : {‘ignore’, ‘raise’}, default ‘ignore’

Errors are ignored by default (values left untouched)

dayfirst : boolean, default False

If True parses dates with the day first, eg 20/01/2005 Warning: dayfirst=True is not strict, but will prefer to parse with day first (this is a known bug).

utc : boolean, default None

Return UTC DatetimeIndex if True (converting any tz-aware datetime.datetime objects as well)

box : boolean, default True

If True returns a DatetimeIndex, if False returns ndarray of values

format : string, default None

strftime to parse time, eg “%d/%m/%Y”

coerce : force errors to NaT (False by default)

unit : unit of the arg (D,s,ms,us,ns) denote the unit in epoch

(e.g. a unix timestamp), which is an integer/float number

Returns :

ret : datetime if parsing succeeded