Alex Martelli aleax at aleax.it
Sun Jun 15 19:49:41 CEST 2003

Bryan wrote:

> i tried timeit for the first time today, pretty darn impressive.  i've
> noticed that postings in this newsgroup use timeit on the command line and
> with usually just one simple statement or loop.

Actually I also use it on the command line with several statements (on
Unix with the Bash shell making it convenient).

> is this the only way to
> use
> timeit?  


> can timeit be used within a script?  

Of course.  You can import it and use its Timer class.

> or to execute whole scripts?
> i guess the obvious anwer that one is:
> timeit -s"import myscript" "myscript.main()"

Of course, that's quite acceptable, too.

> i'm just curious how other are exploiting timeit.

So far I'm mostly using it from the command line, but the facilities
for using it as an imported module seem also excellent.


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