# Whole time column in csv file convert into UTC (epoch) using python

I have a dataset with time and columns. I want to plot a graph with time and value. I tried many methods but didn't come proper graph. Because I have a time series. Then I thought I will convert time into UTC then try to plot it. But I didn't have any idea how to convert the whole column into UTC. Can anyone help me to solve this error?

time.strftime("%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S", time.gmtime(time.mktime(time.strptime("2008-09-17 14:04:00", "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"))))


This code is for only one time. If I want to convert the whole column then What should I have to do?

def convertTime(s):
tm = ((datetime.datetime.strptime(s, '%d/%m/%Y %H:%M'))-datetime.datetime(1970,1,1)).total_seconds()*1000
return


I wrote this code. But it gave me an error. my csv file

My code is:

 condition = ""
date_time  = []
x1 = []
x2 = []
x3 = []
def convertTime(s):
tm = time.strptime(s, " %d/%m/%Y %H:%M")
return datetime.datetime(tm.tm_year,tm.tm_mon, tm.tm_mday, tm.tm_hour, tm.tm_min, tm.tm_sec)
with open('data43.csv','r') as csv_file:
row_num = 0
for row in csv_data:
if(row_num == 0):
condition = row[0]
elif(row_num > 1): #Data starts here
if(row[0] != ''):
date_time.append(convertTime(row[0]))
if(row[1] != ''):
x1.append(int(row[1]))
if(row[2] != ''):
x2.append(int(row[2]))
if(row[3] != ''):
x3.append(int(row[3]))
row_num = row_num + 1
fig1 = plt.figure(1)
ax.plot(date_time,x1)
ax.stem(date_time,x2,'C1--','C1o',linefmt=None, markerfmt=None, basefmt=None)
ax.stem(date_time,x3,'C2--','C2o',linefmt=None, markerfmt=None, basefmt=None)
ax.legend()
ax.xaxis_date()
ax.get_xaxis().set_major_formatter(DateFormatter('%d/%m/%Y %H:%M:%S'))
plt.xlabel('t')
plt.ylabel('k')
leg = plt.legend( loc = 'upper right')
plt.draw() # Draw the figure so you can find the positon of the legend.
bb = leg.get_bbox_to_anchor().inverse_transformed(ax.transAxes)
xOffset = 0.3
bb.x0 += xOffset
bb.x1 += xOffset
leg.set_bbox_to_anchor(bb, transform = ax.transAxes)
plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [20,20]
ax.plot(style='.-')
plt.show()


One of the easiest ways to solve the problem of plotting your time-series graph is by using pandas. You can use this code

data = pd.read_csv('YOUR_FILENAME_HERE.csv')
data['datetime'] = data['date'] + ' ' + data['time']
data['datetime'] = pd.to_datetime(data['datetime'])
data.index = data['date_time']
data.drop(['date', 'time', 'datatime'], inplace = True, axis = 1)
data['x1'].plot()

• I tried your code then It gave me this image. I upload the image. It's not proper graph. That's why I want to try another method. Thank you for the fast reply.
– user59020
Feb 22 '19 at 9:49
• @kas can you please share your csv file? Feb 22 '19 at 10:23
• sure I shared my csv , but it is image. Sorry for that, because I don't have any idea how to share csv file.
– user59020
Feb 22 '19 at 10:48
• Please share a link and not an image Feb 22 '19 at 10:51