FLOPS

 

 Count of floating point operations.

  FLOPS returns the cumulative number of floating point 

  operations. FLOPS(0) resets the count to zero.

  It is not feasible to count absolutely all floating point

  operations, but most of the important ones are counted.

  Additions and subtractions are one flop if real and two if

  complex. Multiplications and divisions count one flop each

  if the result is real and six flops if it is not.

  Elementary functions count one if real and more if complex.

  Some examples. If A and B are real N-by-N matrices, then

          A + B   counts N^2 flops,

          A * B   counts 2*N^3 flops,

          A ^ 100 counts 99*2*N^3 flops,

          LUM9XTU2(A)   counts roughly (2/3)*N^3 flops.