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Pause[t], t<1

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  • Subject: [mg39284] Pause[t], t<1
  • From: Selwyn Hollis <selwynh at>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 04:50:35 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


I'm using Mathematica 4.1 for Mac OS X, and all of the following 
commands take about the same amount of time---a little over 10 seconds:

      Table[ Pause[1],  {10}];

      Table[ Pause[0.1],  {10}];

      Table[ Pause[0.01],  {10}];

Does Pause not work for time intervals less than 1 second? What am I 
missing here? The value $TimeUnit on this machine is 1/100.

Selwyn Hollis

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