[PD] GUI speed test
IOhannes m zmoelnig
zmoelnig at iem.at
Mon Nov 12 21:36:39 CET 2007
Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> I devised a quick test of loading speed and did some quick comparisons
> on my MacBook Pro 2.4GHz. (I am used to having one of the slowest
> machines around, my old 800Mhz Powerbook, so I still have to readjust my
> thinking). Here's my times:
> 14ms Pd-0.39.3-extended
> 6.5ms Pd-0.40-2 vanilla
> 16ms Pd-0.40.3-extended-20071111
> So on the face of it, it looks like really large time differences.
> Percentage-wise it is a large difference, but perceptually, waiting 7ms
> vs. 16ms for something to load is not at all meaningful. No human could
> tell the difference in the experience unless you were generating sounds
> and visuals based on the opening and closing of the patch.
> This is, of course, on a fast machine. 300ms vs 800ms would be a big
> perceptual difference, basically it would be the feeling of opening
> quick versus a wait.
> I'd be interested to see how this fares on other machines and OSes. I
> attached the patches
first time i opened the patch on pd-0.40-2(vanilla): 14-16ms (cannot
second time the file was already cached, which gives me a result of 4ms
with pd-0.41-CVS (vanilla) i get:
btw, did you now that you can use the "." as the path for "pd open"?
few people i know will have the patch downloaded to /Users/hans/desktop
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