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Execute a command after a delay

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Based on this thread I'm not optimistic, but thought I'd give it a try. I'd really like to be able to execute a command after a delay, e.g., run a script that says
pause(10); disp('Hullo')
but have the program continue during the pause time, so that code lines can be executed before the disp command. In linux, one could do this by "backgrounding" the command string. Maybe there's some fancy undocumented way of doing this in matlab? If not it would be a great addition.

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 1 Jun 2016
Use a timer with a start delay.
T = timer('StartDelay',10,'TimerFcn',@(src,evt)disp('Hello World'));
start(T)
surf(peaks) % something running while timer waiting
And for more info:
doc timer
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Antonio Del Negro
Antonio Del Negro on 10 Oct 2018
what if I'm running the same command inside a MATLAB function block of Simulink? I'm saying this because I tried doing so and the following appears:
"The Timer class does not support code generation"
Any alternative for the case of a matlab function block from simulink? I've been looking all day. Thanks!

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