Somebody asked how one may count the number of floating point operations in a MATLAB program.
Prior to version 6, one used to be able to do this with the command
flops, but this command is no longer
available with the newer versions of MATLAB.
flops is a relic from the LINPACK days of
MATLAB (LINPACK has since been replaced by LAPACK). With the use of LAPACK
in MATLAB, it will be more approrpiate to use
toc to count elapsed CPU time instead (cf.
If you're interested to know why
flops is obsolete, you
may wish to read the exchanges in NA digest
Nevertheless, if you feel that you really do need a command to count floating point operations in MATLAB, what you can do is to install Tom Minka's Lightspeed MATLAB toolbox and use the flops counting operations therein.