toc(start=None, label=None, baselabel=None, sigfigs=None, reset=False, unit='s', output=False, doprint=None, elapsed=None)[source]#

With sc.tic(), a little pair of functions to calculate a time difference. See also sc.timer().

By default, output is displayed in seconds. You can change this with the unit argument, which can be a string or a float:

  • ‘hr’ or 3600

  • ‘min’ or 60

  • ‘s’ or 1 (default)

  • ‘ms’ or 1e-3

  • ‘us’ or 1e-6

  • ‘ns’ or 1e-9

  • ‘auto’ to choose an appropriate unit

  • start (float) – the starting time, as returned by e.g. sc.tic()

  • label (str) – optional label to add

  • baselabel (str) – optional base label; default is “Elapsed time: “

  • sigfigs (int) – number of significant figures for time estimate

  • reset (bool) – reset the time; like calling sc.toctic() or sc.tic() again

  • unit (str/float) – the unit of time to display; see options above

  • output (bool) – whether to return the output (otherwise print); if output=’message’, then return the message string; if output=’both’, then return both

  • doprint (bool) – whether to print (true by default)

  • elapsed (float) – use a pre-calculated elapsed time instead of recalculating (not recommneded)



T = sc.tic()
sc.toc(T, label='slow_func2')

New in version 1.3.0: new arguments New in version 3.0.0: “unit” argument