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timing -- time a computation

Description

timing e evaluates e and returns a list of type Time of the form {t,v}, where t is the number of seconds of cpu timing used, and v is the value of the the expression.

The default method for printing such timing results is to display the timing separately in a comment below the computed value.

i1 : timing 3^30

o1 = 205891132094649
     -- .000004129 seconds

o1 : Time
i2 : peek oo

o2 = Time{.000004129, 205891132094649}

See also

For the programmer

The object timing is a keyword.