Python Time time() 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 time() method.

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

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

Syntax

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

time.time()


Parameter Details

  • NA

Return Value

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

Example

The following below is a simple example -

#!/usr/bin/python
import time

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

Output
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


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