[Numpy-discussion] RFC: is it worth giving a lightning talk at PyCon 2014 on numpy vbench-marking?

Yaroslav Halchenko lists at onerussian.com
Tue Oct 15 13:36:25 EDT 2013

ok -- since no negative feedback received -- submitted as is.  I will
let you know when it gets rejected or accepted.


On Tue, 15 Oct 2013, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:

> Hi Guys,

> PyCon 2014 will be just around the corner from where I am, so I decided
> to attend.  Being lazy (or busy) I haven't submitted any big talk but thinking
> to submit few lightning talks (just 5 min and 400 characters abstract limit),
> and I think it might be worth letting people know about my little project.  I
> would really appreciate your sincere feedback (e.g. "not worth it" would be
> valuable too).  Here is the title/abstract

>     numpy-vbench -- speed benchmarks for NumPy

>     http://yarikoptic.github.io/numpy-vbench provides collection of speed
>     performance benchmarks for NumPy.  Benchmarking of multiple
>     maintenance and current development branches allows not only to timely
>     react to new performance regressions, but also to compare NumPy
>     performance across releases.  Your contributions would help to
>     guarantee that your code does not become slower with a new NumPy
>     release.

> btw -- fresh results are here http://yarikoptic.github.io/numpy-vbench/ .

> I have tuned benchmarking so it now reflects the best performance across
> multiple executions of the whole battery, thus eliminating spurious
> variance if estimate is provided from a single point in time.  Eventually I
> expect many of those curves to become even "cleaner".
Yaroslav O. Halchenko, Ph.D.
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