Here is a screenshot to have a quick look at what this is all about.
Here is a peek at the profiling result for my plugins:
Generating vim startup profile... Parsing vim startup profile... Crunching data and generating profile plot ... Your plugins startup profile graph is saved as `profile.png` under current directory. ========================================== Top 10 Plugins That Slows Down Vim Startup ========================================== 1 105.13 "vim-colorschemes" 2 42.661 "vim-easytags" 3 31.173 "vim-vendetta" 4 22.02 "syntastic" 5 13.362 "vim-online-thesaurus" 6 7.888 "vim-easymotion" 7 6.931 "vim-airline" 8 6.608 "YankRing.vim" 9 5.266 "nerdcommenter" 10 5.017 "delimitMate" ========================================== Done!
If you use
vim-plug (or other amazing plugin manager of your choice) to install
your vim (gvim or macvim) plugins, then chances are high that it gets
addictive. You will find yourself with several dozens of useful plugins.
NeoBundle) offers you to load your plugins on-demand (lazy-loading). But
which needs fine tuning? Well, using vim's built-in profiling
vim --startuptime you can get a timing for all function calls during
startup. However, the data is for each functions. You will have to
figure out the math, and make sure those functions calls are form the
same plugins. Even some sorting might help, but sorting the timing for
each functions does not really make sense because it is really time of the
plugins (but not the functions) that you really care about.
I am poor at doing mental math, even for simple sums. However, with the power
of a simple bash script and
R, we can get all we want.
This utility automatically detects your plugins directory, and does the rest of the hard work for you.
Here is the list of supported managers. Hopefully, your favourite plugin manager is among the list. If not, or if you prefer to manage your own plguins (using symlinks, of course), we could still adjust the code.
This is NOT a vim plugin! This is simply a profiler for your vim
plugins that are installed through various plugin managers such as
.zip here and then simply run the bash script:
bash ./vim-plugins-profile.sh # Alternatively use Ruby powers! Less dependency, graph with ASCII art ruby ./vim-plugins-profile.rb # Or python if you are from the other camp. python vim-profiler.py python vim-profiler.py -p # plot a bar chart # To use an alternative executable such as neovim, pass it as the first argument. ruby ./vim-plugins-profile.rb nvim
Then open the
profile.png file for the result! It is that simple.
Nothing. Well, at least
Python, but most systems already comes with all those pre-installed already.
If not (e.g. in M$ Windows systems), then you will need to install several tools before you can run this.
- Bash (Cygwin, or Git for Windows will also work)
- Ruby 2.3 (other version might as well just work. If not, you can repurt an Issue then I'll fix it)
To produce the eye-candy graphs, you can use either
R, the script prompts whether it should install the
R:ggplot2 package if you already have
R. Here are the list of dependencies for it:
Python, you can use either
python3. If you have
matplotlib (optional) installed, then you can even generate the bar plot.
Implementation for people from the python camp is merged from @bchretien. It also supports a custom command to run in the exec mode. Feel free to hack your way!
- Maybe optionally use
R:ggplot2if any of the other two are installed already.