# timeutc¶

## Purpose¶

Returns the number of seconds since January 1, 1970 Greenwich Mean Time.

## Format¶

tc = timeutc()
Returns

tc (scalar) – number of seconds since January 1, 1970 Greenwich Mean Time.

## Examples¶

// Retrieve seconds since January 1, 1970 GMT
tc = timeutc;

// Convert to a date time vector
utv = utctodtv(tc);


After the code above, tc and utv are equal to:

tc = 1340080112

utv = 2012 06 18 21 28 32 1 169