# profile -- profile a function

## Description

f = profile f -- replace a global function f by a profiled version.

The new function is the same as the old one, except that when the new function is run, it will record the number of times it is called and the total execution time. Use the command profileSummary to display the data recorded so far.

 i1 : R = ZZ/31[x] o1 = R o1 : PolynomialRing i2 : f = (x^110+1)*(x^13+1) 123 110 13 o2 = x + x + x + 1 o2 : R i3 : time factor f -- used 0.00834086 seconds 2 2 2 2 2 4 3 2 4 3 2 4 3 2 10 8 6 4 2 10 8 6 4 2 10 8 6 4 2 10 8 6 4 2 10 8 6 4 2 10 8 6 4 2 10 8 6 4 2 10 8 6 4 2 10 8 6 4 2 10 8 6 4 2 o3 = (x + 1)(x - 15)(x + 8)(x + 4)(x + 2)(x + 1)(x - 4x + 11x - 4x + 1)(x - 6x - 2x - 6x + 1)(x + 9x - 4x + 9x + 1)(x - 5x - 8x - 4x - 13x + 1)(x - 9x + 15x - 2x + 10x + 1)(x - 10x - x - x + 9x + 1)(x - 11x - 8x - 4x + 11x + 1)(x - 13x - 4x - 8x - 5x + 1)(x + 13x - 2x + 15x + 5x + 1)(x + 11x - 4x - 8x - 11x + 1)(x + 10x - 2x + 15x - 9x + 1)(x + 9x - x - x - 10x + 1)(x + 5x + 15x - 2x + 13x + 1) o3 : Expression of class Product i4 : g = () -> factor f o4 = g o4 : FunctionClosure i5 : g = profile g o5 = g o5 : FunctionClosure i6 : h = profile("h", () -> factor f) o6 = h o6 : FunctionClosure i7 : for i to 10 do (g();h();h()) i8 : profileSummary g: 11 times, used .0860486 seconds h: 22 times, used .171707 seconds

## Ways to use profile :

• "profile(Function)"
• "profile(String,Function)"

## For the programmer

The object profile is .