Friday, July 17, 2020

Python Time time() Method with example

Hello guys! Welcome back to another section of my tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about Python's Time time() method.

Python Time time() function returns the time as a floating point number expressed in secs since the epoch, in UTC.

Note - Even though the time is always returned as a floating point number, not all the systems provide time with a better precision than 1 secs. While this function conventionally returns non decreasing values, it as well can return a lower value than a previous call if the system's clock has been set back between the two calls.


The following below is the syntax for Python Time time() method -


Parameter Details

  • NA

Return Value

This function returns the time as a floating point number expressed in seconds since the epoch, in UTC.  


The following below is a simple example -

import time

print "time.time(): %f " %  time.time()
print time.localtime( time.time() )
print time.asctime( time.localtime(time.time()) )

Below is the output of the above example -

time.time(): 1595038344.922179
time.struct_time(tm_year=2020, tm_mon=7, tm_mday=18, tm_hour=2, tm_min=12, tm_sec=24, tm_wday=5, tm_yday=200, tm_isdst=0)
Sat Jul 18 02:12:24 2020

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial guide. In my next tutorial, we are going to be studying about Python Time tzset() method.

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