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Convert 1040 Seconds Into 17 Minutes and 20 Seconds?

Posted 5 years ago
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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
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MixedRadix is no longer the proper form, as you can check here

Here is the most modern way:

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

17min 20s

Posted 3 years 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"}]]

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

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 3 years ago

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

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"])]

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 5 years ago

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

Posted 5 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 5 years ago

Yes it does. Thanks for the help.

POSTED BY: Dan M
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Does this work for you?

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

Cheers,

M.

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