Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Debug my tutorials (and try something new)


As I've mentioned before, I'm working on a new project for helping collect benchmarks for Python programs. To start with, only CPU performance is measured since that's the easiest data to collect, but I'd like to collect other metrics eventually. The wiki has three fairly thorough tutorials, and some more under construction. The installation of the package with easy_install seems to be working okay, and I believe all the tutorials have correctly functioning code snippets.

If you have an interest in collecting performance data on your Python program, maybe you would be happy to work through the tutorials and let me know if you come across any bugs in benchmarker.py, or in the tutorials. If you have any questions that you would like to see addressed in the tutorials, please also let me know!

If you want to cut straight to the action, you can install benchmarker.py with

easy_install benchmarker.py

(although I'd suggest doing this in a virtualenv for the time being). Please let me know if that doesn't work -- this whole exercise will be somewhat undercut if others have trouble installing the package!

Thanks very much to those who have already helped identify bugs and issues, and contribute to lifting the standard of this package.