AWAITBAR: alternative to waitbar

Waitbar with an abort button, estimated time, elapsed time display
Updated 4 Apr 2016

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AWAITBAR displays waitbar with abort button
Clicking on the ABORT or the CLOSE button of the waitbar figure will abort the loop and close the waitbar.
H = awaitbar(x,message) creates and displays a waitbar of fractional length X with the message text in the waitbar figure. The handle to the waitbar figure is returned in H. x should be between 0 and 1.

H = awaitbar(x,message,figTitle) displays title in the figure title

H = awaitbar(x,message,figTitle,figPosition) positions the figure according to the value specified in figPosition

abort = awaitbar(x) will update in the most recently created waitbar window. The output "abort" has value true when user click the abort button of the awaitbar.

abort = awaitbar(x,H,...) will update in waitbar H

1. Abort button to abort the loop and close the waitbar figure.
1. It stays on top of other figures. % Thanks to Peder Axensten(11398).
2. Only one waitbar window, so no old ones left around. Thanks to Peder Axensten(11398).
5. Elapsed time and Estimated Remaining time are shown in the figure.
6. Update of the progress is also shown in the figure title.
7. User defined figure position.

h = awaitbar(0,'Running Monte-Carlo, please wait...');
for i=1:n
pause(0.05); % Do stuff
abort = awaitbar(i/n,h,['run :' num2str(i)]); % with update message
if abort; break; end

Cite As

Durga Lal Shrestha (2024). AWAITBAR: alternative to waitbar (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2007a
Compatible with any release
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Version Published Release Notes

Abort button now works also in function
other minor improvements
BSD License