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Benchmarks Game

Python 3 versus C++ g++ fastest programs

by faster benchmark performance

pidigits
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Python 3 3.43 12,716 386 3.43 100% 1% 1% 0%
C++ g++ 1.89 4,284 513 1.88 5% 0% 1% 100%
reverse-complement
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Python 3 18.79 1,008,868 814 19.73 9% 69% 35% 30%
C++ g++ 2.95 980,472 2280 4.56 50% 41% 16% 50%
regex-redux
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Python 3 15.22 447,324 512 27.44 25% 33% 32% 91%
C++ g++ 1.66 203,568 1315 4.23 48% 53% 57% 99%
k-nucleotide
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Python 3 77.65 182,700 1967 302.86 97% 99% 97% 98%
C++ g++ 3.66 155,956 1624 11.16 70% 98% 70% 68%
binary-trees
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Python 3 93.55 280,624 589 337.74 92% 89% 87% 93%
C++ g++ 2.62 130,212 809 7.92 76% 67% 63% 99%
fasta
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Python 3 59.47 15,996 1947 138.97 55% 55% 63% 66%
C++ g++ 1.33 1,956 2711 4.16 79% 79% 79% 79%
fannkuch-redux
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Python 3 565.97 15,528 950 2,172.63 95% 94% 95% 100%
C++ g++ 10.62 2,040 980 41.91 100% 95% 100% 100%
spectral-norm
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Python 3 180.97 15,876 443 720.51 100% 100% 100% 100%
C++ g++ 1.98 1,340 1044 7.87 99% 100% 99% 99%
n-body
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Python 3 838.39 10,324 1196 838.20 95% 1% 5% 0%
C++ g++ 8.24 1,924 1763 8.23 1% 0% 100% 1%
mandelbrot
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Python 3 225.24 15,736 688 899.25 100% 100% 100% 100%
C++ g++ 1.51 25,588 1791 5.99 99% 99% 99% 99%
Python 3

Python 3.6.3

C++ g++

g++ (Ubuntu 7.3.0-16ubuntu3) 7.3.0