rex.utilities.utilities.parse_year

parse_year(inp, option='raise')[source]

Attempt to parse a year out of a string.

Parameters
  • inp (str) – String from which year is to be parsed

  • option (str) –

    Return option:
    • “bool” will return True if year is found, else False.

    • Return year int / raise a RuntimeError otherwise

Returns

out (int | bool) – Year int parsed from inp, or boolean T/F (if found and option is bool).

Examples

>>> year_str = "NSRDB_2018.h5"
>>> parse_year(year_str)
2018
>>> year_str = "NSRDB_2018.h5"
>>> parse_year(year_str, option='bool')
True
>>> year_str = "NSRDB_TMY.h5"
>>> parse_year(year_str)
RuntimeError: Cannot parse year from NSRDB_TMY.h5
>>> year_str = "NSRDB_TMY.h5"
>>> parse_year(year_str, option='bool')
False