Super Simple Python Timer

Timer module for python to measure elapsed time.

Import

Copy Timer.py to the same folder as your python files.

Linux

wget "https://gist.githubusercontent.com/Ashwinning/313a4bed6af3f7599ac168c4de82b555/raw/Timer.py"

Windows

Invoke-WebRequest https://gist.githubusercontent.com/Ashwinning/313a4bed6af3f7599ac168c4de82b555/
raw/Timer.py -OutFile Timer.py

Usage

from Timer import Timer
timer = Timer() #Initialize the timer
#wash clothes for 5 seconds
timer.print_time() #Print the time elapsed since Initialization (in seconds)
#dry clothes for 3 seconds
timer.print_new_time() #Print the time elapsed since Initialization and reset the timer
#burn clothes for 10 seconds
print (str('Burnt clothes for ' + str(timer.get_time() + ' seconds.')))

Output

>>> 5
>>> 8
>>> Burnt clothes for 10 seconds.

API

  • get_time()

    Returns the time elapsed (Does not reset the counter).

  • get_new_time()

    Returns the time elapsed and resets the counter.

  • print_time()

    Prints the time elapsed (Does not reset the counter).

  • print_new_time()

    Prints the time elapsed and resets the counter.

  • get_time_hhmmss()

    Returns the time elapsed in HH:mm:ss (Does not reset the counter).

Acknowledgements

Forked from code at http://stackoverflow.com/a/35199035/2899995

import time

class Timer:
    def __init__(self):
        self.start = time.time()

    '''
    Restarts the timer.
    '''
    def restart(self):
        self.start = time.time()


    '''
    Returns the time elapsed and resets the counter.
    '''
    def get_new_time(self):
        value = time.time() - self.start
        self.restart()
        return value


    '''
    Prints the time elapsed and resets the counter.
    '''
    def print_new_time(self):
        print (self.get_new_time())


    '''
    Returns the time elapsed (Does not reset the counter).
    '''
    def get_time(self):
        return time.time() - self.start
        self.restart()


    '''
    Prints the time elapsed (Does not reset the counter).
    '''
    def print_time(self):
        print(get_time)


    '''
    Returns the time elapsed in HH:mm:ss (Does not reset the counter).
    '''
    def get_time_hhmmss(self):
        end = time.time()
        m, s = divmod(end - self.start, 60)
        h, m = divmod(m, 60)
        time_str = "%02d:%02d:%02d" % (h, m, s)
        return time_str