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Convert 1040 Seconds Into 17 Minutes and 20 Seconds?

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Hello,

I have a basic question which I cannot find the answer to: How do I make Mathematica convert 1040 seconds into 17 minutes and 20 seconds? I want Mathematica to give me the conversion with one command or cell input. I would also like for the output to have the words "minutes" and "seconds" if possible.

Thanks.

POSTED BY: Dan M
Answer
2 years ago

Does this work for you?

UnitConvert[Quantity[1040, "Seconds"], MixedRadix["Minutes", "Seconds"]]

Cheers,

M.

POSTED BY: Marco Thiel
Answer
2 years ago

Yes it does. Thanks for the help.

POSTED BY: Dan M
Answer
2 years ago

Does this work for you? UnitConvert[Quantity[1040, "Seconds"], MixedRadix["Minutes", "Seconds"]] Cheers, M.

M, I have been searching for an answer regarding conversion of seconds to minutes. Your answer made my day. Thanks, mate!

POSTED BY: Lingaria .
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1 year ago

Curious how you came to MixedRadix rather than MixedUnit? Both work, but documentation does not show MixedRadix path. Thx!

POSTED BY: David Proffer
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1 year ago

Hi David,

I don't know where that comes from. I had been using that before and new it would work. Perhaps it comes from StackExchange.

If you google UnitConvert and MixedRadix you get lots of hits. If I remember correctly MixedUnit was introduced after MixedRadix, so it might just have been an "old habit".

Sorry, that I cannot be more precise.

Cheers,

Marco

POSTED BY: Marco Thiel
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1 year ago

When you type something like Quantity[700, "Minutes"], the suggestions bar will offer you to "convert to hours, mins, secs". Accept the offer to get

UnitConvert[Quantity[700, "Minutes"], MixedRadix["Hours", "Minutes", "Seconds"]]

Which by the way is an undocumented three argument call to MixedRadix

POSTED BY: Gustavo Delfino
Answer
26 days ago

Two ways are possible:

UnitConvert[Quantity[1040, "Seconds"], MixedRadix["Minutes", "Seconds"]]
UnitConvert[Quantity[1040, "Seconds"], MixedUnit[{"Minutes", "Seconds"}]]

Though the first shows up in red (incorrect syntax), but somehow works...

See also the examples that describe how to get mixed units:

Column[Join @@ ("PropertiesRelations" /. 
    WolframLanguageData[
     Entity["WolframLanguageSymbol", "UnitConvert"], 
     "DocumentationExampleInputs"])]
POSTED BY: Sander Huisman
Answer
1 year ago

With curly braces it does not work in mathematica 11.3 and in conjunction with ToString

POSTED BY: Simon Blank
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26 days ago

Hi Simon,

could you please post the offensive code? The code in the posts above seems to work fine in my version of MMA 11.3 (OSX).

Best wishes,

Marco

POSTED BY: Marco Thiel
Answer
26 days ago

UnitConvert[ Quantity[Round[(5 45765)/$ProcessorCount, 60], "Seconds"], MixedRadix[{"Hours", "Minutes"}]]

Does not work on Linux (MATE Desktop Environment 1.12.1), returning $failed.

UnitConvert[ Quantity[Round[(time times)/$ProcessorCount, 60], "Seconds"], MixedRadix["Hours", "Minutes"]]

returns

Quantity[MixedMagnitude[{15, 53}], MixedUnit[{"Hours", "Minutes"}]]

POSTED BY: Simon Blank
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25 days ago

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