Optimization animation preferences
This page describes (some of) the preferences related to optimizer animation.
Pause between iterations
Checking this box causes the optimizer to pause after each "iteration," which for the purposes of this function means each time the animation updates. (Different optimizers may have different criteria for running the animation update function, and for the Matlab toolbox optimizers we can't control these criteria).
This option is intended to let you slow down the progress of an optimizer so you can more clearly see what it is doing. This may be useful for giving classroom demonstrations about how different optimizers work.
Pressing any key on the keyboard will cause the optimizer to proceed to the next iteration, OR pressing the Esc key will cause the optimizer to finish without stopping again at any subsequent iterations.