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Display information about sample times in model during simulation debugging session




stimes displays in the MATLAB® Command Window information about the sample times in the model that is running in the current simulation debugging session. The sample time information includes the period, offset, and task ID for each sample time.

You can use this function in a simulation debugging session started:

  • Interactively, using the Simulink® Toolstrip

  • Programmatically, using the sldebug function

  • Programmatically, using the sim function with the 'debug' name-value argument


This function is available only for simulation debugging sessions started programmatically and for interactive simulation debugging sessions while paused within a time step.


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Use the stimes function to display information about the sample times in the model vdp during a simulation debugging session.

Open the model vdp.


Start a simulation debugging session for the model vdp using the sldebug function. The MATLAB command prompt (>>) becomes the Simulink debugger prompt ((sldebug @0): >> ).

sldebug vdp
(sldebug @0): >> 

Use the stimes function to display information about the sample times in the model. The model vdp contains three sample times.

--- Sample times for 'vdp' [Number of sample times = 3]
  1. tid=0 (continuous)
  2. tid=1 (continuous but fixed-in-minor-step)
  3. tid=2 (value = inf in ModelWideParameterChangeEvent)

When you have finished debugging, use the stop function to end the simulation debugging session.



To start a simulation debugging session interactively, add one or more breakpoints to your model, and in the Breakpoints List, check that Pause within time step is selected. When the simulation pauses on a breakpoint, some of the programmatic debugging commands, such as the stop command, are available for use in the MATLAB Command Window.

Version History

Introduced before R2006a

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