benchpress-0.2.1: Micro-benchmarking with detailed statistics.





Benchmarks actions and produces statistics such as min, mean, median, standard deviation, and max execution time. Also computes execution time percentiles. Comes with functions to pretty-print the results.

Here's an example showing a benchmark of copying a file:

 import qualified Data.ByteString as B
 import System.IO
 import Test.BenchPress

 inpath, outpath :: String
 inpath = "/tmp/infile"
 outpath = "/tmp/outfile"

 blockSize :: Int
 blockSize = 4 * 1024

 copyUsingByteString :: Handle -> Handle -> IO ()
 copyUsingByteString inf outf = go
       go = do
         bs <- B.hGet inf blockSize
         let numRead = B.length bs
         if numRead > 0
            then B.hPut outf bs >> go
            else return ()

 main :: IO ()
 main = bench 100 $ do
          inf <- openBinaryFile inpath ReadMode
          outf <- openBinaryFile outpath WriteMode
          copyUsingByteString inf outf
          hClose outf
          hClose inf


Running a benchmark

benchmark :: Int -> IO a -> (a -> IO b) -> (a -> IO c) -> IO StatsSource

benchmark iters setup teardown action runs action iters times measuring the execution time of each run. setup and teardown are run before and after each run respectively. teardown is run even if action raises an exception.

bench :: Int -> IO a -> IO ()Source

Convenience function that runs a benchmark using benchmark and prints timing statistics using printDetailedStats. Writes output to standard output.

benchMany :: Int -> [(String, IO a)] -> IO ()Source

Convenience function that runs several benchmarks using benchmark and prints a timing statistics summary using printStatsSummaries. Each benchmark has an associated label that is used to identify the benchmark in the printed results. Writes output to standard output.

Benchmark stats

data Stats Source

Execution time statistics for a benchmark. All measured times are given in milliseconds.




min :: Double

Shortest execution time.

mean :: Double

Mean execution time.

stddev :: Double

Execution time standard deviation.

median :: Double

Median execution time.

max :: Double

Longest execution time.

percentiles :: [(Int, Double)]

Execution time divided into percentiles. The first component of the pair is the percentile given as an integer between 0 and 100, inclusive. The second component is the execution time of the slowest iteration within the percentile.


Pretty-printing stats

printDetailedStats :: Stats -> IO ()Source

Prints detailed statistics. Printed statistics include min, mean, standard deviation, median, and max execution time. Also prints execution time percentiles. Writes output to standard output.

printStatsSummaries :: [(String, Stats)] -> IO ()Source

Prints a summary row for each benchmark with an associated label. The summary contains the same statistics as in printDetailedStats except for the execution time percentiles.