# Concept of time in Croquet world

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## Concept of time in Croquet world

 Administrator What is the unit of time is a world? The world showing the planets must have time in term of years while the world with fish is in seconds. How is that set? How do I retrieve the absolute time of the world in the appropriate units? Aik-Siong Koh
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## Re: Concept of time in Croquet world

 "Island time" in Croquet is in seconds.  This is independent of the time of any simulation that might be occurring in a Croquet world.  For example, you might have a space where there are two floating 3D simulations, one of a solar system and another of Brownian motion in a protein molecule.  Each of these simulations has it's own distinct time-scale, both of which are unrelated to island time.  You can even have a rewind button on one of the simulations... time moves backward in the simulation, but island-time keeps marching steadily forward. Is this clear? Josh askoh wrote: > What is the unit of time is a world? The world showing the planets must have > time in term of years while the world with fish is in seconds. How is that > set? How do I retrieve the absolute time of the world in the appropriate > units? > > Aik-Siong Koh >
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## Re: Concept of time in Croquet world

 One small error (that I realized just as I hit "send")... the time is in milliseconds, not seconds. Josh Josh Gargus wrote: > "Island time" in Croquet is in seconds.  This is independent of the > time of any simulation that might be occurring in a Croquet world.   > For example, you might have a space where there are two floating 3D > simulations, one of a solar system and another of Brownian motion in a > protein molecule.  Each of these simulations has it's own distinct > time-scale, both of which are unrelated to island time.  You can even > have a rewind button on one of the simulations... time moves backward > in the simulation, but island-time keeps marching steadily forward. > > Is this clear? > > Josh > > > askoh wrote: >> What is the unit of time is a world? The world showing the planets >> must have >> time in term of years while the world with fish is in seconds. How is >> that >> set? How do I retrieve the absolute time of the world in the appropriate >> units? >> >> Aik-Siong Koh >>   >