wtime


wtime, an Octave code which returns a reading of the wall clock time.

For parallel programming, the important thing to measure is the elapsed wallclock time. This can be found by subtracting an initial reading of the wallclock time from a final one.

The OpenMP system provides a function used as follows:

        seconds = omp_get_wtime ( )
        operations to time;
        seconds = omp_get_wtime ( ) - seconds;
      
while the MPI system provides a similar function used as:
        seconds = MPI_Wtime ( );
        operations;
        seconds = MPI_Wtime ( ) - seconds;
      
and in MATLAB, wallclock time can be taken with "tic" and "toc":
        tic;
        operation;
        seconds = toc;
      

The code provides a way to get a similar reading:

        seconds = wtime ( );
        operations;
        seconds = wtime ( ) - seconds;
      

Licensing:

The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Languages:

wtime is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and an Octave version and a Python version.

Related Data and Programs:

timestamp, an Octave code which displays the current wall clock time.

wtime_test

Source Code:


Last revised on 16 May 2021.