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.

Details

Examples

Basic Examples  (2)

Get the total time to do a computation:

Timing just reports CPU time used:

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

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

Introduced in 2003
 (5.0)