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I have got the following datetime from an API: 1395401384298

I am guessing it is in epoch miliseconds time (it should be one day in 2014) How can i convert it into a more readable String? I have been looking into DateString[] ( with no sucess.

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The epoch starts from jan 01 1970, so you can do: to = AbsoluteTime[{1970, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0.`}];

DateString[1395858190 + to]

Wed 26 Mar 2014 18:23:10


GMT: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:23:10 GMT

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It is in the very fa future :) DateString[1395401384298] "Tue 5 Jul 46118 23:38:18"

Adding a dot brings closer: DateString[1395401384.298] "Tue 21 Mar 1944 11:29:44"

So check the data you have received. János

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That is the wrong answer i am getting. The right answer is GMT: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:29:44 GMT (you can check it in ) – José D. Mar 26 '14 at 17:46

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