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Python Time mktime() Method with example

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the Python Time mktime() method.

Python Time mktime() method is opposite method of localtime(). Its argument is the full 9 tuple or the struct_time. It returns a floating point number, for compatibility with time().

If in any condition the input value cannot be represented as a valid time, then either an OverflowError or ValueError will be raised.


Following below is the syntax for the Python Time mktime() method -

time.mktime( t )

Parameter Details

  • t - The tuple of 9 elements or struct_time.

Return Value

It returns a floating point number for compatibility with time().


The following below is a simple example -

import time

t = (2020, 7, 15, 17, 3, 38, 1, 48, 0)
secs = time.mktime( t )
print "time.mktime(t) : %f" %  secs
print "asctime(localtime(secs)): %s" % time.asctime(time.localtime(secs))

Below is the output of the above example -

time.mktime(t) : 1234890218.000000
asctime(localtime(secs)): Wed Jul 15 17:03:38 2020

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be studying about the Python Time sleep() method.

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