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Re: Can you profile compiled code?

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  • From: Szabolcs HorvÃt <szhorvat at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2013 01:22:28 -0500 (EST)
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On 2013-01-19 06:13:44 +0000, samid.hoda at gmail.com said:

> I am trying to profile some compiled code using Workbench but I don't 
> seem to be able to get any timing data for the lines inside my compiled 
> function. Do I need to set an option or will Profile[] automatically 
> generate data for the compiled function?
> 
> I apologize if there is a readily available source that answers my 
> question (I Googled and looked through the Workbench documentation), 
> but I couldn't find one.

I am not aware of any way to profile the innards of a byte-code 
compiled function (which doesn't mean that there ins't a wayâ?¦)

But if you compile to C (not byte code), technically yo could use a 
profiler for C to get some information about what needs to be sped up.  
I expect it'll take some work to figure out how to profile such a 
function effectively, as the code is generated and loaded into the 
kernel by default.  You could split the function off and call it from a 
separate program (not the kernel) to profile it more easily.  I have 
never done this personally.




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