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Pause

  • Pause[ n ] pauses for at least n seconds.
  • Pause is accurate only down to a granularity of at least $TimeUnit seconds.
  • The time elapsed during the execution of Pause is counted in SessionTime, but not in TimeUsed or Timing.
  • Under multitasking operating systems, there may be a delay of significantly more than n seconds when you execute Pause[ n ].
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.13.3.

    Further Examples

    This gives various time functions, pauses for about 5 seconds, then reevaluates the time functions. TimeUsed[] is not affected by the pause.

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