need to print seconds from the epoch including the millisecond

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Thu Dec 26 23:34:20 CET 2013

matt.doolittle33 at wrote:

> On Thursday, December 26, 2013 2:22:10 PM UTC-5, Dan Stromberg wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 10:32 AM,  <matt.doolittle33 at> wrote:
>> > i am using 2.7.   I need to print the time in seconds from the epoch
>> > with millisecond precision.  i have tried many things but have failed. 
>> In [1]: import time
>> In [2]: time.time()
>> Out[2]: 1388085670.1567955
> OK i did what you said but I am only getting 2 decimal places.
> Why is this and what can I do to get the millisecond?

Please show *exactly* what you did. Also please tell us what operating
system you are using. It may be that your operating system's clock doesn't
provide millisecond precision.


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