Python | time.time() method
Time module in Python provides various time-related functions. This module comes under Python’s standard utility modules.
time.time() method of Time module is used to get the time in seconds since epoch. The handling of leap seconds is platform dependent.
Note: The epoch is the point where the time starts, and is platform dependent. On Windows and most Unix systems, the epoch is January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 (UTC) and leap seconds are not counted towards the time in seconds since the epoch. To check what the epoch is on a given platform we can use
Parameter: No parameter is required
Return type: This method returns a float value which represents the time in seconds since the epoch.
Code #1: Use of
epoch is: Thu Jan 1 00:00:00 1970 Time in seconds since the epoch: 1566454995.8361387
Code #2: Calculate seconds between two date
Date 1: Sat Jan 1 00:00:00 2000 Date 2: Thu Aug 22 00:00:00 2019 Seconds between date 1 and date 2 is 619747200.000000 seconds
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