[Tkinter-discuss] How fast is my computer?

Cameron Laird Cameron at phaseit.net
Tue Apr 3 18:11:50 CEST 2007

On Tue, Apr 03, 2007 at 09:23:26AM -0600, Bob Greschke wrote:
> I have several applications (Python/Tkinter, of course) that run on 
> everything from 233MHz single board computers to 3GHz screamers.  I like to 
> keep the user entertained by printing messages like '1000 things 
> processed...', '2000 things processed...', etc.  Depending on the speed of a 
> system it might be  appropriate to say something every 1000 things on some 
> machines, and on others say something maybe every 50 things to keep the 
> messages coming out at a reasonable pace.
> Does anyone have ideas on a good, little, short, quick routine that I can 
> slip into my program that will run before an operation starts that will give 
> me some kind of gauge as to the speed of the system the application is 
> running on so I can set my "%X" value (i.e. if Count%X == 0: say something) 
> appropriate for the system speed?  (Like I'll determine the best value for X 
> on the fastest machine and use this routine to scale things down from 
> there.)
I understand the question.

I don't seem to have any such handy.  You might find good ideas
in <URL: http://www.davygoat.uklinux.net/meter/index.html >, 
though.  I can help translate the Tcl, if you see something you

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