# [New-bugs-announce] [issue35588] Speed up mod/divmod for Fraction type

Stefan Behnel report at bugs.python.org
Wed Dec 26 04:39:32 EST 2018

```New submission from Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at behnel.de>:

Spelling out the numerator/denominator calculation in the __mod__ special method, and actually implementing __divmod__, speeds up both operations by 2-3x. This is due to avoiding repeated Fraction instantiation and normalisation, as well as less arithmetic operations.

\$ ./python -m timeit -s 'from fractions import Fraction as F; a = F(-7, 3); b = F(3, 2)' 'a%b'
50000 loops, best of 5: 9.53 usec per loop
\$ ./python -m timeit -s 'from fractions import Fraction as F; a = F(-7, 3); b = F(3, 2)' 'a%3'
50000 loops, best of 5: 6.61 usec per loop
\$ ./python -m timeit -s 'from fractions import Fraction as F; a = F(-7, 3); b = F(3, 2)' 'divmod(a, b)'
20000 loops, best of 5: 14.1 usec per loop
\$ ./python -m timeit -s 'from fractions import Fraction as F; a = F(-7, 3); b = F(3, 2)' 'divmod(a, 3)'
20000 loops, best of 5: 10.2 usec per loop

\$ ./python -m timeit -s 'from fractions import Fraction as F; a = F(-7, 3); b = F(3, 2)' 'a%b'
100000 loops, best of 5: 2.96 usec per loop
\$ ./python -m timeit -s 'from fractions import Fraction as F; a = F(-7, 3); b = F(3, 2)' 'a%3'
100000 loops, best of 5: 2.78 usec per loop
\$ ./python -m timeit -s 'from fractions import Fraction as F; a = F(-7, 3); b = F(3, 2)' 'divmod(a, b)'
100000 loops, best of 5: 3.93 usec per loop
\$ ./python -m timeit -s 'from fractions import Fraction as F; a = F(-7, 3); b = F(3, 2)' 'divmod(a, 3)'
50000 loops, best of 5: 3.82 usec per loop

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components: Library (Lib)
messages: 332533
nosy: scoder
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Speed up mod/divmod for Fraction type
type: performance
versions: Python 3.8

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