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A pytest fixture for benchmarking code. It will group the tests into rounds that are calibrated to the chosen timer.

See calibration_ and FAQ_.

  • Free software: BSD 2-Clause License

Installation

::

pip install pytest-benchmark

Documentation

For latest release: pytest-benchmark.readthedocs.org/en/stable <http://pytest-benchmark.readthedocs.org/en/stable/>_.

For master branch (may include documentation fixes): pytest-benchmark.readthedocs.io/en/latest <http://pytest-benchmark.readthedocs.io/en/latest/>_.

Examples

But first, a prologue:

This plugin tightly integrates into pytest. To use this effectively you should know a thing or two about pytest first.
Take a look at the `introductory material <http://docs.pytest.org/en/latest/getting-started.html>`_
or watch `talks <http://docs.pytest.org/en/latest/talks.html>`_.

Few notes:

* This plugin benchmarks functions and only that. If you want to measure block of code
  or whole programs you will need to write a wrapper function.
* In a test you can only benchmark one function. If you want to benchmark many functions write more tests or
  use `parametrization <http://docs.pytest.org/en/latest/parametrize.html>`_.
* To run the benchmarks you simply use `pytest` to run your "tests". The plugin will automatically do the
  benchmarking and generate a result table. Run ``pytest --help`` for more details.

This plugin provides a benchmark fixture. This fixture is a callable object that will benchmark any function passed to it.

Example:

.. code-block:: python

def something(duration=0.000001):
    """
    Function that needs some serious benchmarking.
    """
    time.sleep(duration)
    # You may return anything you want, like the result of a computation
    return 123

def test_my_stuff(benchmark):
    # benchmark something
    result = benchmark(something)

    # Extra code, to verify that the run completed correctly.
    # Sometimes you may want to check the result, fast functions
    # are no good if they return incorrect results :-)
    assert result == 123

You can also pass extra arguments:

.. code-block:: python

def test_my_stuff(benchmark):
    benchmark(time.sleep, 0.02)

Or even keyword arguments:

.. code-block:: python

def test_my_stuff(benchmark):
    benchmark(time.sleep, duration=0.02)

Another pattern seen in the wild, that is not recommended for micro-benchmarks (very fast code) but may be convenient:

.. code-block:: python

def test_my_stuff(benchmark):
    @benchmark
    def something():  # unnecessary function call
        time.sleep(0.000001)

A better way is to just benchmark the final function:

.. code-block:: python

def test_my_stuff(benchmark):
    benchmark(time.sleep, 0.000001)  # way more accurate results!

If you need to do fine control over how the benchmark is run (like a setup function, exact control of iterations and rounds) there's a special mode - pedantic_:

.. code-block:: python

def my_special_setup():
    ...

def test_with_setup(benchmark):
    benchmark.pedantic(something, setup=my_special_setup, args=(1, 2, 3), kwargs={'foo': 'bar'}, iterations=10, rounds=100)

Screenshots

Normal run:

.. image:: https://github.com/ionelmc/pytest-benchmark/raw/master/docs/screenshot.png :alt: Screenshot of pytest summary

Compare mode (--benchmark-compare):

.. image:: https://github.com/ionelmc/pytest-benchmark/raw/master/docs/screenshot-compare.png :alt: Screenshot of pytest summary in compare mode

Histogram (--benchmark-histogram):

.. image:: https://cdn.rawgit.com/ionelmc/pytest-benchmark/94860cc8f47aed7ba4f9c7e1380c2195342613f6/docs/sample-tests_test_normal.py_test_xfast_parametrized%5B0%5D.svg :alt: Histogram sample

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Also, it has `nice tooltips <https://cdn.rawgit.com/ionelmc/pytest-benchmark/master/docs/sample.svg>`_.

Development

To run the all tests run::

tox

Credits

.. _FAQ: http://pytest-benchmark.readthedocs.org/en/latest/faq.html .. _calibration: http://pytest-benchmark.readthedocs.org/en/latest/calibration.html .. _pedantic: http://pytest-benchmark.readthedocs.org/en/latest/pedantic.html


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