performance difference between OSx and Windows

dfj225 at dfj225 at
Tue May 23 23:54:21 CEST 2006

Hi Brian,

You may have already considered this, but since I didn't see it
mentioned in your post, I'll reply anyway.

I believe the Python binaries that Apple includes with OS X are always
slightly behind the latest that you can get from the official sources.
I'm not infront of my Mac right now, so I can't tell you the disparity.

One thing I would suggest would be to normalize the versions of Python
accross the two machines. I find that using Fink
( on OS X is the easiest way to install a
new version of Python (as well as much other open source software).

There are often speed improvements between older and newer Python
releases, so this might be the source of the execution time


Brian wrote:

> While the CPU speed on the G5 was faster the total execution time was
> much quicker on the MS box.  Can anyone give some suggestions as to why
> this is?
> Thanks,
> Brian

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