WAITINPUT Prompt for user input, but no longer than t seconds.
Updated 29 Sep 2010

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%WAITINPUT Prompt for user input, but no longer than t seconds.
% output = WAITINPUT('Input something',t) gives the user the prompt in the
% text string and then waits for input from the keyboard by t seconds.
% R is the result. When user not specified s argument R will be a double,
% or if argument s i s eqal to 's', R will be a char. For other s
% argument function return an error.
% Function works only with alphanumeric characters.
% Example:
% waitinput('what is your name? ',10,'s')
% This function is inspired by Matlab INPUT function and GetKeyWait by
% Jos (10584) from File Exchange:
% http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/8297-getkeywait
% Copyright 2010 Grzegorz Knor

Cite As

Grzegorz Knor (2024). waitinput (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/28881-waitinput), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2009a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired by: getkey, getkeywait

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