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Spok is a tool for dealing with workdays and restdays in an easy way. It also provides functionalities for working with periods of dates.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'spok'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install spok


Dealing with workdays

NOTE: All methods available on Spok::Workday now are available on Spok interface, Spok::Workday still works but we have plans to make Spok:: Workday a private resource, you should update your code to rely on Spok interface.

You can use the Spok to check if a date is either a rest day or a workday:

require 'spok'

Spok.restday?(Date.new(2012, 12, 24))
# => false

Spok.workday?(Date.new(2012, 12, 24))
# => true

Spok also supports different calendars for checking if a date is a workday or a restday.

require 'spok'

Spok.workday?(Date.new(2012, 12, 24), calendar: :bovespa)
# => false

If calendar is not informed, it will default to the :brazil calendar.

The available calendars are defined with .yml files here.

Working with periods of dates

Objects from the Spok class can be used to work with periods of dates. You can initialize a new object passing the start and end date for your period to the new method:

require 'spok'

period = Spok.new(Date.new(2018, 9, 14), Date.new(2018, 10, 14))
another_period = Spok.new(Date.today, Date.today + 10.days)

You can also use the Spok.parse method to initialize a new object using a string:

require 'spok'

parsed_period = Spok.parse('20180901-20180903')

With the object, you can check for all the workdays in that period of dates:

require 'spok'

period = Spok.new(Date.new(2018, 10, 10), Date.new(2018, 10, 14))
# => [Wed, 10 Oct 2018, Thu, 11 Oct 2018]

Set default calendar

Spok.default_calendar = :bovespa

Adding custom calendars

If you need to add your own restday calendar, call Spok.add_calendar on your application boot:

Spok.add_calendar(:custom_calendar, './config/calendars/custom.yml')


The complete documentation in the RDoc format is available here:



Please read our Contributing guide for more information.


This project is licensed under the terms of the Apache 2. Copyright 2014-2018 Magnetis http://www.magnetis.com.br See the LICENSE file for license rights and limitations (Apache 2).