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Re: How do I get Timing results in Out[]//<Message>?

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  • Subject: [mg43919] Re: [mg43917] How do I get Timing results in Out[]//<Message>?
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2003 04:03:40 -0400 (EDT)
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On Saturday, October 11, 2003, at 02:33 PM, Scott Centoni wrote:

> I remember reading a very neat tip on how to get Timing[] wrapped  
> around
> every evaluation by default, and the results printed out in the blue
> Out[123]= line for each output cell in the notebook so that it doesn't
> clutter up your output.  I think I remember reading this tip in The
> Mathematica Journal, but I can't find it.  Do any of you know what I'm
> referring to?
> Note that this is rather like
> In[54]:=
> IdentityMatrix[4]//TableForm
> Out[54]//TableForm=
>         {{1, 0, 0, 0},
>          {0, 1, 0, 0},
>          {0, 0, 1, 0},
>          {0, 0, 0, 1}
>          }
> and completely different from the following trick at the support web
> site to put the timing in the status line, the lower left corner of the
> window:
>> How do I get Mathematica to display the timing of an evaluation in
>> lower-left corner of my notebook?
>> You can have the timing of each evaluation displayed in the
>> lower-left corner of a notebook by going to the Option Inspector and
>> adding the value "ShowTiming" to the option
>> Notebook Options|Evaluation Options|EvaluationCompletionAction
> ( 
> displaytiming.html)
> which I find almost useless because as soon as your 5-minute evaluation
> finishes, it's timing is overwritten by the one after it, which only
> takes 0.04 seconds.
> Thanks,
> Scott

I am not sure this is the same method as the one you are referring to,  
but setting:

$Pre = Function[{x}, Timing[x], HoldAll];

should do what you want. eg:


{0.06 Second,Null}

Andrzej Kozlowski
Yokohama, Japan

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