How to plot timestamps within a row?

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i have a dataset that has the timestamp data within each row and I am trying to plot the values to see the distribution but have no idea how to do it if the data is presented this way as attached. any ideas? thanks
 

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are you not able to strip off the seconds and milliseconds? Seems like this should be trivially easy. What language are you using?
 
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What language are you using?
Several other threads by the OP show Python code.
 
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Read it into a spreadsheet. Most spreadsheets include many ways to read or display time. The spreadsheet can also make the plots for you.
 
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sorry, i thought the tag would show python and yes it is in python. but these timestamps are within the row itself and i have several hundred rows with this data inside each. i thought of doing it in python so that i can read the file and plot a chart for each.
 
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sorry, i thought the tag would show python and yes it is in python. but these timestamps are within the row itself and i have several hundred rows with this data inside each. i thought of doing it in python so that i can read the file and plot a chart for each.
Then I ask again, can you not just strip off the seconds and milliseconds? I don't know Python but in C and VB.NET this is easy and doing your own plot would be reasonably easy.
 
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awk would be the easiest thing to use if you're on linux.
Code:
awk '{print $2}' input filename_goes_here >outputfilename_goes_here
Awk processes each line and prints out only the second column and from there you can plot the data
 

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