Scoped, nested, aggregated python timing library
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Scoped, nested, aggregated python timing library

StopWatch operates on a notion of "spans" which represent scopes of code for which we want to measure timing. Spans can be nested and placed inside loops for aggregation.

For example:

with sw.timer('root'):
    for i in range(50):
        with sw.timer('inner_task'):
            do_inner_task(i)

StopWatch requires a root scope which upon completion signifies the end of the round of measurements. On a server, you might use a single request as your root scope.

StopWatch produces two kinds of reports. 1) Aggregated (see _reported_values). 2) Non-aggregated or "tracing" (see _reported_traces)

Aggregated reports have one value for each timer name. The above example would have 2 reports.

Tracing reports keep one trace every time we enter a scope. The above example would have 51 reports.

By default, StopWatch dumps aggregated report to stdout after the root scope completes and resets internal state.

Usage

Basic Usage

sw = stopwatch.StopWatch()
with sw.timer('root'):
    for i in range(50):
        with sw.timer('inner_task'):
            time.sleep(0.1)
    with sw.timer('outer_task'):
        time.sleep(1.0)
print stopwatch.format_report(sw.get_last_aggregated_report())

yields

************************
*** StopWatch Report ***
************************
root                    6206.833 (100%)
                    inner_task             50  5200.742 (84%)
                    outer_task              1  1002.351 (16%)
Tags:

Multiple reports

sw = stopwatch.StopWatch()

while request_in_queue():
    r = get_request()
    with sw.timer('request'):
        process(request)

Tag your reports

while request_in_queue():
    r = get_request()
    with sw.timer('request'):
        sw.addtag(r.get_endpoint_name())
        sw.addslowtag('500ms', 0.500)  # Tag only if request takes >= 500ms
        process(request)

Report to your own backend

sw = stopwatch.StopWatch(
    export_aggregated_timers_func=my_export_aggregated_timers,
    export_tracing_func=my_export_tracing_func,
)

Contributing

Contributions are welcome. Tests can be run with tox. Lint with flake8 You'll have to agree to Dropbox's CLA.

Issues

If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.