Passing function objects to timeit

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Sun Mar 30 05:27:45 CEST 2008

En Sat, 29 Mar 2008 23:23:07 -0300, Steven D'Aprano  
<steve at> escribió:

> The general problem is that I wish to time an arbitrary function with
> arbitrary arguments. The function and arguments are provided to me as
> Python objects, but timeit requires strings. Converting the objects to
> strings is not practical, and the objects might not exist in the __main__
> module.

Ah, ok, I understand now. I think this is more-or-less what you want:

py> def test1(s):
...   return len(s)
py> def test2(s):
...   return s.__len__()
py> from timeanyfunc import timeanyfunc
py> timeanyfunc(test1, [1,2,3])
[1.3858088108963571, 1.3810702198184406, 1.3818543976957964]
py> timeanyfunc(test2, [1,2,3])
[1.6241321173501095, 1.6240804348038651, 1.6195021993018663]


 from timeit import Timer

def timeanyfunc(fn, *args, **kw):
     global wrapped_fn

     def wrapped_fn():
         return fn(*args, **kw)

     return Timer("wrapped_fn()",
                  "from %s import wrapped_fn" % __name__

Gabriel Genellina

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