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Algebra Calculator

#### Elapsed_real_time

Function: elapsed_real_time () Returns the number of seconds (including fractions of a second) since Maxima was most recently started or restarted. The return value is a floating-point number.

See also `absolute_real_time` and `elapsed_run_time`.

Example:

```          (%i1) elapsed_real_time ();
(%o1)                       2.559324
(%i2) expand ((a + b)^500)\$
(%i3) elapsed_real_time ();
(%o3)                       7.552087```

```(%o1)                                true
(%i2) ```

### Related Examples

##### elapsed_real_time-quit-time

elapsed_real_time ();

quit();

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m1: 60/5.5;

m2: 60/6.0;

m3: 60*0.75/6.6;

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time(1240+90);

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time();

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time(1240+90);

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time(x,y,z);

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? time;

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? time;

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##### elapsed_real_time-false-make_random_state-set_random_state-time-true

set_random_state(make...

set_random_state(make...

random(10);

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##### elapsed_real_time-quit-time

elapsed_real_time ();

quit();

Calculate