Fix Python – How to measure time taken between lines of code in python?


Asked By – alvas

So in Java, we can do How to measure time taken by a function to execute

But how is it done in python? To measure the time start and end time between lines of codes?
Something that does this:

import some_time_library

starttime = some_time_library.some_module()
endtime = some_time_library.some_module()

time_taken = endtime - starttime

Now we will see solution for issue: How to measure time taken between lines of code in python?


If you want to measure CPU time, can use time.process_time() for Python 3.3 and above:

import time
start = time.process_time()
# your code here    
print(time.process_time() - start)

First call turns the timer on, and second call tells you how many seconds have elapsed.

There is also a function time.clock(), but it is deprecated since Python 3.3 and will be removed in Python 3.8.

There are better profiling tools like timeit and profile, however time.process_time() will measure the CPU time and this is what you’re are asking about.

If you want to measure wall clock time instead, use time.time().

This question is answered By – Yevgen Yampolskiy

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