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Re: Interrupt Service Routines in Mathematica v.5.2?

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  • Subject: [mg74020] Re: Interrupt Service Routines in Mathematica v.5.2?
  • From: "Januk" <ggroup at>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 05:30:24 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <es6d4i$ro8$>

Thanks all who responded.  There are some very interesting solutions,
though unfortunately they are a bit too cumbersome for what this
notebook needs to be.  I was hoping for something a little more native
to Mathematica, but it looks like that's not an option right now.

Thanks anyway,

On Mar 1, 6:24 am, "Januk" <ggr... at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is it possible to create an interrupt service routine in Mathematica v.
> 5.2?  While running a long calculation, I want to define some other
> code that can be triggered by some event external to the calculation.
> On completion of the interrupt service routine, the main calculation
> should automatically resume with little or no knowledge that the
> interrupt ever occurred.
> The first place I would like to use this would be to monitor a long,
> complicated calculation in a loop.  Each iteration through the loop
> may be too slow (or too fast) for me to simply display diagnostic
> information once per iteration.  I would rather display the
> information every x-seconds, or when the user presses a button.
> Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Januk

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