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waitfor

Pause code execution to achieve desired execution rate

Description

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waitfor(rate) pauses execution until the code reaches the desired execution rate. The function accounts for the time that is spent executing code between waitfor calls.

numMisses = waitfor(rate) returns the number of iterations missed while executing code between calls.

Examples

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Create a rate object that runs at 1 Hz.

r = rateControl(1);

Start a loop using the rateControl object inside to control the loop execution. Reset the object prior to the loop execution to reset timer. Print the iteration and time elapsed.

reset(r)
for i = 1:10
	time = r.TotalElapsedTime;
	fprintf('Iteration: %d - Time Elapsed: %f\n',i,time)
	waitfor(r);
end
Iteration: 1 - Time Elapsed: 0.003428
Iteration: 2 - Time Elapsed: 1.008492
Iteration: 3 - Time Elapsed: 2.001464
Iteration: 4 - Time Elapsed: 3.001801
Iteration: 5 - Time Elapsed: 4.003319
Iteration: 6 - Time Elapsed: 5.001040
Iteration: 7 - Time Elapsed: 6.002202
Iteration: 8 - Time Elapsed: 7.000384
Iteration: 9 - Time Elapsed: 8.001155
Iteration: 10 - Time Elapsed: 9.001238

Each iteration executes at a 1-second interval.

Input Arguments

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Rate object, specified as a handle. This object contains the information for the desired rate and other information about the execution. See rateControl (Navigation Toolbox) for more information.

Output Arguments

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Number of missed task executions, returned as a scalar. waitfor returns the number of times the task was missed in the Rate object based on the LastPeriod time. For example, if the desired rate is 1 Hz and the last period was 3.2 seconds, numMisses returns 3.

See Also

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Introduced in R2016a