# How to convert numpy timedelta (np.timedelta64) object to integer

If you have a NumPy np.timedelta64 object like

```
import numpy as np
my_timedelta = np.timedelta64(625, 'us')
```

a common task is to convert it to an integer.

This is often as easy as

```
my_timedelta.astype(int) # = 625, type: np.int64
```

This will give you the number (which is always an integer!) stored in the `np.timedelta64`

object, however it will ignore the unitÂ (e.g. `us`

i.e. microseconds in our example).

To get the unit of the timedelta, first install UliEngineering using `sudo pip3 install -U UliEngineering`

which you can then use like this:

```
import numpy as np
from UliEngineering.Utils.NumPy import *
my_timedelta = np.timedelta64(625, 'us')
print(timedelta64_resolution(my_timedelta)) # Prints "us"
```