Drool 4: Benchmark your Python code with the timeit module

Think about the last time you were solving a problem! Did you have more than 1 approach to solve it?

Don’t know about life, but Python has a great module to help you decide the better(fastest) way to solve a problem.

Let me introduce you to the timeit module. You can use it directly on your commandline or any Python IDLE.

  1. On the commandline

    python3 -m timeit '"-".join(char for char in "Pylenin")'
    >>> 1000000 loops, best of 3: 0.851 usec per loop
  2. On a Python IDLE

    >>> import timeit
    >>> timeit.timeit('"-".join(str(n) for n in range(100))', number=10000)

Read about this topic in more details in this blog.

Python titmeit Module


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