Getting the weekday name

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Sat Nov 13 17:46:47 EST 2010

On 11/13/10 3:44 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
> I'm using the datetimetoJulian function in Sarah's great datetime stack
> as part of a way to get the alpha weekday name. The words in Sarah's
> stack say that it's possible to get the day number of the week by taking
> the remainder of dividing the Julian days by 7 but when I do that, I
> consistently get a day number that is 2 less than it should be - that's
> assuming of course that day 1 would be Sunday.
> I can always just add 2 to the day number but wondering if anyone knows
> why this would happen?

Just curious, do you really need Julian dates? If you already have an 
existing date in a valid format, it should convert to the long date 
successfully. That has the alpha day of the week as the first item.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
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