title: Sleep How Can I Make a Time Delay in Python
Sleep How Can I Make a Time Delay in Python
time module in the Python standard library contains the function
sleep() which suspends a program for a given number of seconds.
import time for letter in 'hello, world!': print(letter) time.sleep(2) # sleep 2 seconds between each print
When using sleep, you can define the amount of time that the program is suspended using either an integer (a whole number) or a float (a number with decimal places), depending on the level of control you want over the time that the program sleeps. For example,
time.sleep(10) would suspend a program for 10 seconds, while
time.sleep(5.5) would suspend a program for five and a half seconds.
Time module documentation on the sleep function.
Another method to achieve a time delay will be by using selenium related waits, which can be either implicit wait or waiting until an expected condition.
from selenium import webdriver #below code initializes a chrome webdriver, and we can apply waits using it driver = webdriver.Chrome('driver_path') driver.implicitly_wait(5)
Wait until Excpected Condition
self.wait.until(EC.presence_of_element_located((By.ID, '<Id of the element you are waiting for>'))