I am using Windows 10, Matlab R2016a (188.8.131.521360) 64-bit win64 Feb 11, 2016 for the Coursera Machine Learning course. A number of the example programs use the "pause" operator to allow a user to observe some output before continuing.
I have noticed that about 20% of the time, when I press enter at the "pause" section of a program, it will not proceed. I have to press ctrl-c to abort, and then restart the program.
The lower left corner says "Paused: Press any key" but when I press enter, it reports "Busy" in the lower corner and hangs forever.
If I press CTRL-C, I see it is aborting at the PAUSE line.
I usually have to restart MATLAB to get it working again.
Why would "pause" fail this way? Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?