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Re: st: How can I keep track of computation time ?


From   SamL <saml@demog.berkeley.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How can I keep track of computation time ?
Date   Mon, 21 May 2007 11:05:00 -0700 (PDT)

This should work:

-timer on #

bunch of commands

-timer off #

-timer list #

where # is a number (which means you can have multiple timers going).

The off command stops that timer.  And -list- will list the number of
seconds the command(s) took to run.

HTH
Sam


On Tue, 22 May 2007 PatrickT@umac.mo wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> How can I keep track of computation time within stata do files? Matlab has
> a built-in tic and toc stop-watch, doesn't stata?
>
> I have found a reference to the etime stata module by Dan Blanchette
> --http://econpapers.repec.org/software/bocbocode/s435504.htm -- is that the
> way to go?
>
> many thanks,
>
> Patrick.
> patrickt@umac.mo
>
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