# time.perf_counter() function in Python

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn about the time.perf_counter() method.

The method time.perf_counter() returns a float value of time in seconds. Let's see an

## Example

Live Demo

# importing the time module
import time
# printing the time
print(time.perf_counter())

## Output

If you run the above code, then you will get the following result.

263.3530349

We can use the time.perf_counter() method to find the execution time of a program. Let's see an example.

## Example

Live Demo

# importing the time module
import time
# program to find the prime number
def is_prime(number):
for i in range(2, number):
if number % i == 0:
return False
return True
if __name__ == '__main__':
number = 17377
start_time = time.perf_counter()
is_prime(number)
end_time = time.perf_counter()
# printing the executing time by difference
print(end_time - start_time)

## Output

If you execute the above program, then you will get the following result.

0.004171799999994619

## Conclusion

If you have any doubts in the tutorial, mention them in the comment section.

Published on 11-Jul-2020 08:19:03