[Python-Dev] 2.6 rc1 performance results

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sat Sep 13 18:03:47 CEST 2008

Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan <at> gmail.com> writes:
> That said, I'm seeing big enough swings in the percentages between runs
> that I'd like to get some tips on how to smooth out the variations -
> e.g. will increasing the warp factor increasing the amount of time each
> individual run takes?

Increasing the number of rounds (-n) is probably better.
Also, if you are on a laptop or a modern desktop machine, check that CPU
frequency scaling is disabled before running any benchmark (on Linux,
"cpufreq-set -g performance" does the trick).

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