[erlang-questions] Looking for an erlang function benchmarking library/framework

Martin Karlsson <>
Tue Apr 7 10:54:42 CEST 2015


Obviously a second after this email Loïc, on IRC,  told me about
"horse"(https://github.com/extend/horse)  which seems to be a good fit
and I'll start looking into that. Any other suggestions welcome.

Cheers,
Martin


On 7 April 2015 at 20:48, Martin Karlsson <> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I want to benchmark individual functions to see how they perform. I've
> looked around for some library or framework which provides a  repeatable and
> structured way of doing benchmarking (much like eunit and common tests do
> for unit and integration tests) but haven't found anything on a micro-level.
>
> Currently I have an ad-hoc collection of test functions wrapping the
> function under test in timer:tc but as mentioned looking for something more
> structured with proper reporting. Before writing it myself I wonder if there
> is anything out there already doing this?
>
> Ideally doing:
>
> $ make benchmark
> or
> $ rebar benchmark
>
> would run the benchmark tests and output a nice report.
>
> I've played with golangs benchmark utilities in the testing package
> (http://golang.org/pkg/testing/) and found it quite useful and wonder if
> there is an erlang equivalent?
>
> Perhaps this is trivial to write in a normal eunit/ct test together with
> timer:tc or fprof or something and if so I'd be happy to get any pointers on
> where to start.
>
>
> Cheers,
> Martin


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