[Rd] Most accurate timing?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Mon Aug 1 16:00:45 CEST 2005

On 8/1/2005 9:09 AM, Martin Maechler wrote:
>>>>>> "Duncan" == Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca>
>>>>>>     on Mon, 01 Aug 2005 08:48:39 -0400 writes:
>     Duncan> For a graphics display, I'd like a high resolution
>     Duncan> timer, something like Sys.time(), but it is only
>     Duncan> accurate to a second.  Is there a clock in R that
>     Duncan> gives a finer value?
> Why can't use  proc.time()  ?
> It's help file says
>      The resolution of the times will be system-specific; it is
>      common for them to be recorded to of the order of 1/100
>      second, and elapsed time is rounded to the nearest 1/100.

proc.time()[3] is what I want; I had forgotten about it.

Duncan Murdoch

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