BUILT-IN MATHEMATICA SYMBOL

# AbsoluteTime

gives the total number of seconds since the beginning of January 1, 1900, in your time zone.

AbsoluteTime[{y, m, d, h, m, s}]
gives the absolute time specification corresponding to a date list.

AbsoluteTime["string"]
gives the absolute time specification corresponding to a date string.

AbsoluteTime[{"string", {"e1", "e2", ...}}]
takes the date string to contain the elements .

## Details and OptionsDetails and Options

• uses whatever date and time have been set on your computer system. It performs no corrections for time zones, daylight saving time, etc.
• AbsoluteTime[TimeZone -> z] gives the date and time inferred for time zone z by assuming that your computer is set for the time zone specified by \$TimeZone. »
• is always accurate down to a granularity of \$TimeUnit seconds, but on many systems is much more accurate.
• Shorter lists can be used in AbsoluteTime[{y, m, ...}]: {y} is equivalent to , to , etc.
• Values of m, d, h, m, s outside their normal ranges are appropriately reduced. Noninteger values of d, h, m, s can also be used. »

## ExamplesExamplesopen allclose all

### Basic Examples (4)Basic Examples (4)

Absolute time in seconds since January 1, 1900:

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Convert a date list or elided date list:

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Convert from a date string to absolute time:

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Specify date elements for interpreting a string:

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