[Tutor] I can't believe this needs to be this complex

Dick Moores rdm at rcblue.com
Sun Aug 3 17:30:42 CEST 2008

At 05:15 AM 8/3/2008, Kent Johnson wrote:
>On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 4:00 AM, Alan Gauld <alan.gauld at btinternet.com> wrote:
> > "Dick Moores" <rdm at rcblue.com> wrote
> >
> >>>> code I time. What's an example of code that would have System be greater
> >>>> than zero? And what's the distinction between User and System? 
> (I'm using
> >>>> Win XP, if that's relevant.)
> >
> > It may be that XP doesn't report System time.
> From the IPython help for 'run':
>     -t: print timing information at the end of the run.  IPython will
>give    you an estimated CPU time consumption for your script, which
>under    Unix uses the resource module to avoid the wraparound
>problems of    time.clock().  Under Unix, an estimate of time spent on
>system tasks    is also given

Thanks, Kent. RTFM!

>(for Windows platforms this is reported
>as 0.0).

I wonder why it is reported for Windows at all?


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