AbsoluteTiming

AbsoluteTiming[expr]
evaluates expr, returning a list of the absolute number of seconds in real time that have elapsed, together with the result obtained.

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Get the total time to do a computation:

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Timing just reports CPU time used:

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AbsoluteTiming takes into account all time, including getting data over the internet if needed:

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The second time it is run is faster since the data has been saved for immediate reuse:

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