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cputime

Elapsed CPU time

Syntax

cputime

Description

cputime returns the total CPU time (in seconds) used by your MATLAB® application from the time it was started. This number can overflow the internal representation and wrap around.

Examples

The following code returns the CPU time used to run surf(peaks(40)).

t = cputime;
surf(peaks(40));
e = cputime-t

e =
     0.4667 

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Tips

To measure performance, it is recommended that you use the timeit or tic and toc functions. For more information, see Using tic and toc Versus the cputime Function.

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Introduced before R2006a

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