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bug #32316: Feature request: timer object functions

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 01 Feb 2011 04:11:09 PM UTC  
Category: Octave FunctionSeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 1 - LaterItem Group: Feature Request
Status: ConfirmedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Rick TOriginator Email: -unavailable-
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: dev
Operating System: Any

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Thu 08 Dec 2016 03:48:37 AM UTC, comment #4:

updating that this bug is still present in 4.2.0 (timer objects are not yet implemented)

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
Tue 29 Dec 2015 10:55:09 PM UTC, comment #3:

Depending on what you want you may get the required functionality by input event hooks and some not so elegant work-arounds.
For example, I wanted to update a figure plot data periodically while releasing the prompt/terminal for user interaction (i.e. a while and usleep would not do).
Here is what I did:

Fri 10 Feb 2012 05:42:22 PM UTC, comment #2:

Re-titling to reflect the actual issue in question.

The desired Matlab function is documented here (http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref/timer.html).

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Thu 03 Feb 2011 06:14:22 AM UTC, comment #1:

If you want advice or help, please use the -unavailable- mailing list.

But since this report does mention a function that is in Matlab and missing from Octave, I've tagged this as a feature request and lowered the priority accordingly.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Tue 01 Feb 2011 04:11:09 PM UTC, original submission:

Greetings All

I'm trying to create a function which runs at different times very much how the hands of a clock works. I planned on using the timer function to vary the rate at which they run like in this link

but octave does not have this. Is there an add-on package I need to install or does someone know of a better way of doing this.

Example of what I'm trying to do
1) have several objects that go from 0-360 degrees
incrementing by 1
2) the clock example is the best one I can think of
0-360 degrees in 1 second
0-360 degrees in 1 minute
0-360 degrees in 1 hour
Is there a way to do this in octave?




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    Fri 10 Feb 2012 05:42:22 PM UTCrik5SummaryFeature request: timer function and octave 3.2.3 tia sal22=>Feature request: timer object functions
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