Joshua Kidd Joshua Kidd - 4 years ago 143
Python Question

How to work out speed from distance as a float and time as a timedelta

If I have a distance in km float variable, and a timedelta variable of time, how can I work out speed in KM/H? I'm not sure how to change timedelta to hours as a float. An example would be:

distance = 0.966757
time = timedelta('0 days 00:01:04')

Having an output of around 54Kmh

Answer Source

convert that '1:04' to seconds

distance = 0.966757

time = datetime.timedelta(0,64)


so you have speed in distance/second

per hour, you mulitply by 3600


thanks for the 'total_seconds' tip guys. although , in this case i got

time.total_seconds() == time.seconds
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