int vs. float in benchmark testing
bart_nessux at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 20 16:14:49 CET 2004
Peter Hansen wrote:
> Bart Nessux wrote:
>>Would adding .0 to each of the numbers below turn this into a floating
>>point test? Seems too easy.
>> import time
>> start = time.time()
>> x = 0 # 0.0
>> while x < 9999999: # 9999999.0
>> x = x + 1 # 1.0
>> print x
>> print (time.time()-start)/60
> Uh, yes it would, as far as it goes, but are you sure you're
> learning something useful by doing so?
Uh, yes. We're benchmarking different processors. An IBM PPC 970 does
things differently than an Intel P4. Running the same bit of Python code
on both makes for an interesting comparison. Since processors handle
ints and floats differently, it is useful for me to test them both.
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