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WORKBAR

version 1.0.0.0 (12.5 KB) by Daniel Claxton
Efficient and stylish alternative to WAITBAR.

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Updated 22 Mar 2005

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WORKBAR Graphically monitors progress of calculations
WORKBAR(X) creates and displays the workbar with the fractional length
"X". It is an alternative to the built-in matlab function WAITBAR,
Featuring:
- Doesn't slow down calculations
- Stylish progress look
- Requires only a single line of code
- Displays time remaining
- Display time complete
- Capable of title and description
- Only one workbar can exist (avoids clutter)

WORKBAR(X, MESSAGE) sets the fractional length of the workbar as well as
setting a message in the workbar window.

WORKBAR(X, MESSAGE, TITLE) sets the fractional length of the workbar,
message and title of the workbar window.

WORKBAR is typically used inside a FOR loop that performs a lengthy
computation. A sample usage is shown below:

for i = 1:10000
% Calculation
workbar(i/10000,'Performing Calclations...','Progress')
end

Another example:

for i = 1:10000
% Calculation
if i < 2000,
workbar(i/10000,'Performing Calclations (Step 1)...','Step 1')
elseif i < 4000
workbar(i/10000,'Performing Calclations (Step 2)...','Step 2')
elseif i < 6000
workbar(i/10000,'Performing Calclations (Step 3)...','Step 3')
elseif i < 8000
workbar(i/10000,'Performing Calclations (Step 4)...','Step 4')
else
workbar(i/10000,'Performing Calclations (Step 5)...','Step 5')
end
end

See also: WAITBAR, TIMEBAR, PROGRESSBAR

Cite As

Daniel Claxton (2021). WORKBAR (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/7109-workbar), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R13
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux
Acknowledgements

Inspired by: timebar, progressbar

Inspired: Progress Dialog

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