This is probably a silly question, but I’d like to time a *sequence* of commands. I know that I can use `@time statement`

, but how do I time a *sequence* of statements?

```
@time
statement 1
statement 2
…
statement n
```

So – how do I *bracket* the statements so that Julia times the total execution time?

[I dug up some MATLAB code from 1993 or so… at that time, MATLAB took 7 hours to solve the problem on a DECStation 3000… Today, MATLAB took ca. 9 seconds to solve the same problem on my desktop… I did a crude rewrite into Julia, and my guesstimate is ca. 5 seconds in Julia, but I’d like to know.]