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MP Ticks alternatives

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Cande Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 17, 2010 12:51 AM
Is there any alternatives for MP Ticks?

I need to get more accurate timing than 1 second.
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • osimp Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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    Jun 17, 2010 9:51 AM (in response to Cande)
    Download and install application "Extra Suites" (Version 1.1) http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/16666http://www.versiontracker .com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/16666

    then write script as follows:

    tell application "Extra Suites"
    set T1_ to ES ticks
    --(script you want to time)
    set T2_ to ES ticks
    set TotalTicks_ to T2_ - T1_

    end tell


    If you want results in seconds (and fraction of seconds), divide TotalTicks_ by 60

    Extra Suites is $10 shareware with many useful functions which you can try at no cost.

    Message was edited by: osimp
    2.7G5 AND OTHERS, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • hhas Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)
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    Jun 17, 2010 10:19 AM (in response to Cande)
    The free AppleModsTools scripting addition (part of the AppleModsLoader package from AppleMods) includes an AMTime command for sub-second timings. Should be good down to 10ms or so. For example:

    set t to AMTime
    delay 2.5 -- e.g. do stuff here
    log "Duration = " & ((AMTime) - t)
    (*Duration = 2.504918813705*)

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