[Tutor] What's the problem with my SpinSpeeds.py?

Dick Moores rdm at rcblue.com
Tue Aug 3 10:31:08 CEST 2004

Alan Gauld wrote at 11:21 8/2/2004:
> >      t = Timer("countUsingRange(n)", "from __main__ import
> > countUsingRange, n")
> >      rangeTime = t.timeit(repetitions)
>This executes and times the string
>after first executing
>"from __main__ import countUsingRange, n".

Thank you for clearing up some of the mystery. The basic one for me is 
what it means to execute a string, as in, 'This executes and times the string
"countUsingRange(n)"'.  And why does Timer take arguments that are in 
quotes, (which makes them strings, I suppose).  It seems that my 
discovery of the timeit module has gotten me in over my head, IOW ahead 
of myself in my learning of Python.

Dick Moores

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