Convert pandas timezone-aware DateTimeIndex to naive timestamp, but in certain timezone

To answer my own question, this functionality has been added to pandas in the meantime. Starting from pandas 0.15.0, you can use tz_localize(None) to remove the timezone resulting in local time.
See the whatsnew entry:

So with my example from above:

In [4]: t = pd.date_range(start="2013-05-18 12:00:00", periods=2, freq='H',
                          tz= "Europe/Brussels")

In [5]: t
Out[5]: DatetimeIndex(['2013-05-18 12:00:00+02:00', '2013-05-18 13:00:00+02:00'],
                       dtype="datetime64[ns, Europe/Brussels]", freq='H')

using tz_localize(None) removes the timezone information resulting in naive local time:

In [6]: t.tz_localize(None)
Out[6]: DatetimeIndex(['2013-05-18 12:00:00', '2013-05-18 13:00:00'], 
                      dtype="datetime64[ns]", freq='H')

Further, you can also use tz_convert(None) to remove the timezone information but converting to UTC, so yielding naive UTC time:

In [7]: t.tz_convert(None)
Out[7]: DatetimeIndex(['2013-05-18 10:00:00', '2013-05-18 11:00:00'], 
                      dtype="datetime64[ns]", freq='H')

This is much more performant than the datetime.replace solution:

In [31]: t = pd.date_range(start="2013-05-18 12:00:00", periods=10000, freq='H',

In [32]: %timeit t.tz_localize(None)
1000 loops, best of 3: 233 µs per loop

In [33]: %timeit pd.DatetimeIndex([i.replace(tzinfo=None) for i in t])
10 loops, best of 3: 99.7 ms per loop

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