NAME: cputime PURPOSE: (one line) Return the accumulated user and system times since an arbitrary time. DESCRIPTION: The overhead in using this procedure is about 3 milliseconds per call. CATEGORY: Utility CALLING SEQUENCE: cputime, utime, stime INPUTS: OPTIONAL INPUT PARAMETERS: KEYWORD INPUT PARAMETERS: OUTPUTS: utime : CPU user time in seconds. stime : CPU system time in seconds. KEYWORD OUTPUT PARAMETERS: COMMON BLOCKS: SIDE EFFECTS: RESTRICTIONS: PROCEDURE: The CALL_EXTERNAL function of IDL is used to communicate with a function written in C. This function is cputime.c which, compiled and linked, has entry point 'cputime' in the Shareable Object Library file 'cputime.so' in /gryll/data1/dwl/idl. See /gryll/data1/dwl/idl/cputime.c for further information. MODIFICATION HISTORY: Written by Doug Loucks, Lowell Observatory, April, 1993.