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A tiny command line benchmarking utility

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A tiny command line benchmarking utility (and a python library!)




  • Statistical analysis
  • Cool progress bars
  • Python library
  • Export results to various file formats (todo)


You can install the command line utility via pip:

$ pip install paragon


You can use paragon as a command line utility or a python library.


After running --help:

  -a, --accuracy INTEGER  Number of iterations
  -f, --files PATH        Input file path(s)
  -o, --output PATH       Output file path
  --help                  Show this message and exit.


Benchmarking code as a string:

$ paragon "print('hello, world')" -a 20

Providing a python file:

$ paragon -f /path/to/

Exporting results

You can use the -o option to specify an ouput file which will receive the results. Paragon currently supports Markdown, CSV and JSON file formats.

For instance, specifying a Markdown output file will yield this result:

Program Average [s] Min [s] Max [s]
for i in range(2500): print(i ** i) 102.45 97.6 114.0
comp 230.27 226.6 236.6
hello 10.23 10.1 10.5
sort 429.49 421.8 438.2



from paragon import Paragon

n = 1000000

def main():
    """entry point"""

@Paragon.benchmark(name="FizzBuzz!", accuracy=20)
def fizzbuzz(n):
    return list(
            lambda i: "Fizz" * (i % 3 == 0) + "Buzz" * (i % 5 == 0) or str(i),
            range(1, n),

# You must wrap your recursive functions
@Paragon.benchmark(name="Fibonacci!", accuracy=20)
def fib_wrapper(n):
    def fib(n):
        return 1 if n in [0, 1] else fib(n - 1) + fib(n - 2)

if __name__ == "__main__":

Further Ramblings

Paragon is heavily inspired by the shell benchmarking tool hyperfine. Although currently less mature, it has room to grow. For now, it is a simple tool that can be used to run quick and easy benchmarks for Python code with minimal setup.

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