# Memory benchmarking with vbench

Category: benchmarking
#memit #memory #vbench #python #scikit-learn

The scikit-learn-speed project now has memory usage benchmarking!

This was accomplished by building on what I described in my recent posts, specifically the extensions to Fabian’s [memory_profiler][] that you can find in my fork, but they will be merged upstream soon. The key element is the %magic_memit function whose …

# On why my %memit fails on OSX

Category: benchmarking
#IPython #magic #memit #mprun #benchmarking #python

In my last post I mentioned that I’m not satisfied with the current state of %memit, because some more complicated numerical function calls make it crash. I will start this post with a reminder of a pretty important bug:

[On MacOS X (10.7 but maybe more), after forking …

# More on memory benchmarking

Following up on my task to make it easier to benchmark memory usage in Python, I updated Fabian’s [memory_profiler][] to include a couple of useful IPython magics. While in my last post, I used the new IPython 0.13 syntax for defining magics, this time I used the backwards-compatible …