Profiling Sikuli

Asked by hundreddaysoff on 2018-04-21

Hi, I'm trying to profile a slow Sikuli script I wrote and wondering about my options. I'm using Sikulix 1.1.2 on OS X. Neither of the standard Python profiling modules seem to be available in Sikuli's Jython distro (Profile and cProfile). Is there another option, or else is it possible to make Sikuli's Jython distro aware of a standard profiling module for Python 2 if it's installed outside Sikuli's distro?

Sorry for any ignorance. I'm new to Jython and Sikuli but more experienced with vanilla Python.

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RaiMan (raimund-hocke) said : #1

Profiling SikuliX scripts usually does not make sense, since the timing mainly depends on the reaction of the GUI. In many cases SikuliX scripts are even too fast, so one has to insert additional waits or image searches to synchronize the workflow.

If one thinks, that a workflow runs too slow, then the only available optimization is to take care, that the search region is made as small as possible. Compared to the whole screen as search region an search region that is not much larger than the searched image, will usually reduce the reaction time from about 1 second down to about 100 msecs on average.

Any profiling tool used from a command line must be compatible with Jython (I do not have any experiences).
Another option might be to use Eclipse/PyDev or PyCharm.

SikuliX itself does not have any feature about that, apart from debugging with timestamps.

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