2.3.0 • Published 5 years ago

@andrewosh/nanobench v2.3.0

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MIT
Repository
github
Last release
5 years ago

nanobench

Simple benchmarking tool with TAP-like output that is easy to parse.

npm install nanobench

Usage

var bench = require('nanobench')

bench('sha256 200.000 times', function (b) {
  var crypto = require('crypto')
  var data = new Buffer('hello world')

  b.start()

  for (var i = 0; i < 200000; i++) {
    data = crypto.createHash('sha256').update(data).digest()
  }

  b.end()
})

bench('sha1 200.000 times', function (b) {
  var crypto = require('crypto')
  var data = new Buffer('hello world')

  b.start()

  for (var i = 0; i < 200000; i++) {
    data = crypto.createHash('sha1').update(data).digest()
  }

  b.end()
})

Running the above will produce output similar to this:

NANOBENCH version 2
> node example.js

# sha1 200.000 times
ok ~554 ms (0 s + 554449000 ns)

# sha256 200.000 times
ok ~598 ms (0 s + 597703365 ns)

all benchmarks completed
ok ~1.15 s (1 s + 152152365 ns)

API

benchmark(name, run)

Add a new benchmark. run is called with a benchmark object, b that has the following methods

  • b.start() - Start the benchmark. If not called the bench will be tracked from the beginning of the function.
  • b.end() - End the benchmark.
  • b.error(err) - Benchmark failed. Report error.
  • b.log(msg) - Log out a message

benchmark.skip(name, run)

Skip a benchmark.

benchmark.only(name, run)

Only run this benchmark.

CLI

If you have multiple benchmarks as different files you can use the cli benchmark runner to run them all

npm install -g nanobench
nanobench benchmarks/*.js

Comparing benchmarks

A comparison tool for comparing two benchmark outputs is included as well. This is useful if fx you ran a benchmark on two different git checkouts and want to compare which one was the fastest one

> git checkout hash-using-sha256
> node benchmark.js > output-sha256
> git checkout hash-using-blake2b
> node benchmark.js > output-blake2b

nanobench-compare output-sha256 output-blake2b

The compare tool will print out something like this

NANOBENCH version 2               |    NANOBENCH version 2
> node benchmark.js               |    > node benchmark.js
                                  |
# hashing 200.000 times          >>>   # hashing 200.000 times
# (using sha256)                 >>>   # (using blake2b)
ok ~591 ms (0 s + 590687187 ns)  >>>   ok ~95 ms (0 s + 95347216 ns)
                                  |
all benchmarks completed         >>>   all benchmarks completed
ok ~591 ms (0 s + 590687187 ns)  >>>   ok ~95 ms (0 s + 95347216 ns)
                                  |

Where >>> means that right one was faster, <<< that the left one was, and === that they were within 5% of other

Parser

An parser for the output format is included as well. You can require it from node using

var parse = require('nanobench/parse')
var output = parse(outputAsString)
console.log(output)

If you parse the above example output an object similar to this will be printed out

{ type: 'NANOBENCH',
  version: 2,
  command: 'nanobench example.js',
  benchmarks:
   [ { name: 'sha256 200.000 times',
       output: [],
       error: null,
       time: [Object] },
     { name: 'sha1 200.000 times',
       output: [],
       error: null,
       time: [Object] },
     { name: 'sha256 200.000 times',
       output: [],
       error: null,
       time: [Object] } ],
  error: null,
  time: [ 1, 802600099 ] }

License

MIT

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