Python Sleep Function/Method Code Example


What is sleep() function/method in Python Programming?

    In computer programming sleep is an inactive state for a period of time for execution of a process, task, or thread.

    In Python programming sleep() function/method is used to suspend the execution of a program for the provided number of seconds as an input parameter.

Python Sleep Syntax:

    time.sleep(time)

    Parameter/Argument:  time -> Number of seconds for which the execution is to be suspended.
    
    Return value: sleep function does not return any value back.


Sleep Python Code Examples:

    Example 1: sleep() for 10 seconds

    # Example 1: Sleep for 10 seconds after saying Hello world!
    
    import time
    
    print("Hello World, We will wait for 10 seconds before saying bye!")
    time.sleep(5)
    print("Program completed...")

    Example 2: sleep() for 10 seconds

    # Example 2: One-minute countdown using sleep()
    
    print("60 minute countdown started!")
    
    for x in range(60, 0, -1):
      time.sleep(1)
      print(x)
    
    print("60 minute countdown completed!")

    Example 3: Digital Clock using sleep():

    import time
    import os
    
    while True:
      os.system('cls') # Clear Screen
      print(time.strftime("%I:%M:%S %p", time.localtime()))
      time.sleep(1)
Python Sleep Code Example
Python Sleep Code Example

References:

sleep() function documentation: https://docs.python.org/3/library/time.html#time.sleep

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