now() -> DateTime

Returns a DateTime corresponding to the user's system time including the system timezone locale.


In the Julia programming language, the now() function returns a DateTime object corresponding to the user's system time, including the system timezone locale.

julia> now()

Common examples of its use:

  1. Print the current system time:

    julia> println(now())
  2. Assign the current system time to a variable:

    julia> current_time = now()

    This allows you to store and use the current system time for further calculations or comparisons.

  3. Compare two timestamps:

    julia> time1 = now()
    julia> time2 = now()
    julia> time1 < time2

    You can compare two DateTime objects to check the order of timestamps.

Common mistake example:

julia> now  # Missing parentheses ()

In this example, the function now is not called with parentheses. Remember to include the parentheses () when calling the now() function to obtain the current system time.

See Also

:@time, :@timed, :@timev, now, sleep, tic, time, timedwait, Timer, time_ns, toc, toq,

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