On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 4:00 PM, Andrew Gierth <and...@tao11.riddles.org.uk> wrote:
> >>>>> "Tom" == Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> writes: > > > Peter Eisentraut <peter.eisentr...@2ndquadrant.com> writes: > >> I'm not quite sure what you mean by wanting to do arithmetic on the > >> numbers. My phrasing of the problem is that after a long query, you > >> might get output like this: > >> Time: 1234567.666 ms > >> which is pretty useless. > > Tom> What I mean by that is that not infrequently, I'll run the same > Tom> query several times and then want to average the results. That's > Tom> easy with awk or similar scripts as long as the numbers are in > Tom> straight decimal. > > Tom> I don't mind if we provide a way to print in Babylonian-inspired > Tom> notation(s) as well, but I'm going to be seriously annoyed if > Tom> that's the only way to get the output. > > How about > > Time: 1234567.666 ms (20m 34.6s) > > That'd be fine too, it's not like we're doing anything with the rest of that line.