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RE: st: Time to run a program
... which reminds me also that F. Zimmerman has
already done something like this in his -elapse-.
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of David Kantor
> Sent: 12 May 2004 17:40
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> Subject: Re: st: Time to run a program
> At 06:06 PM 5/12/2004 +0200, Jean-Benoit Hardouin wrote:
> >this command permet to display the date/time, but don't
> solve my problem
> >(Perhaps I have not see all the subtleties of this command).
> >My problem is to compute the time between the beginning and
> the end of the
> >running of a program.
> >Thank you for your help.
> As you mentioned in your earlier message, you can take the time using
> $S_TIME (or, equivalently, c(current_time) ).
> I'm usually content to just display them and mentally take the
> difference. But it is possible to automate this. You would need to
> textually take apart the time value into its components, and
> convert to
> numbers. Thus:
> local time1 = c(current_time)
> scalar hour1 = real(substr("`time1'", 1, 2))
> scalar min1 = real(substr("`time1'", 4, 2))
> scalar sec1 = real(substr("`time1'", 7, 2))
> Do the same for another moment in time.
> Then you need to subtract them. The easiest way would be to
> convert them
> into seconds (within the day): hour1 * 3600 + min1 * 60 + sec1.
> Of course, there are complications if the run spans different
> days. I
> leave that to you.
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