The Computer Language
23.02 Benchmarks Game

Ruby versus Python 3 fastest performance

Always look at the source code.

If the fastest programs are hand-written vector instructions, does the host language matter? You might be more interested in the less optimised programs — more seconds, less gz source code.

fannkuch-redux
source secs mem gz cpu secs
Ruby #2 169.71 29,140 1455 656.90
Python 3 #6 913.87 11,080 385 913.83
Python 3 #4 285.20 14,264 950 1,123.47
Ruby 1,466.53 24,936 384 1,466.47
n-body
source secs mem gz cpu secs
Ruby #3 190.96 25,644 1163 190.95
Ruby #2 218.13 25,684 1137 218.04
Python 3 383.12 11,096 1196 383.11
Python 3 #2 402.59 11,096 1242 402.57
spectral-norm
source secs mem gz cpu secs
Ruby #4 134.68 27,356 326 134.67
Ruby 136.75 26,644 292 136.69
Ruby #5 57.56 28,488 758 210.10
Python 3 #8 78.36 15,704 407 311.22
Python 3 #6 315.69 11,200 328 315.68
Python 3 #7 89.17 15,516 417 352.71
mandelbrot
source secs mem gz cpu secs
Python 3 #7 155.28 14,244 688 616.01
Ruby #5 155.55 93,112 970 619.59
Ruby #4 747.10 145,736 857 746.96
Ruby #2 255.19 95,912 880 1,015.91
Ruby #3 1,526.22 25,276 307 1,526.08
Ruby #6   Failed  
Python 3 #2   Timed Out  
Python 3 #5   Failed  
Ruby #7   Failed  
pidigits
source secs mem gz cpu secs
Python 3 #3 1.25 13,564 567 1.25
Python 3 #4 4.21 11,096 342 4.21
Ruby 17.24 167,116 518 17.24
Ruby #2   Failed  
Ruby #5   Failed  
Python 3 #2   Bad Output  
regex-redux
source secs mem gz cpu secs
Python 3 #2 1.38 168,144 1403 2.65
Python 3 8.02 460,684 512 14.90
Ruby #3 12.56 217,132 724 24.73
Ruby #2 24.86 242,680 437 24.84
Ruby #9 29.71 217,156 321 29.71
fasta
source secs mem gz cpu secs
Ruby #6 26.18 124,704 1069 26.18
Ruby #3 46.23 124,612 1002 46.23
Python 3 #2 49.99 11,088 1121 49.99
Python 3 #3 50.28 11,088 1003 50.27
Python 3 58.84 11,092 817 58.84
Python 3 #5 33.40 827,232 1947 61.49
Ruby #2 105.47 223,092 743 105.46
Ruby #5 112.99 27,152 995 112.98
Ruby #4 113.43 269,460 860 113.28
k-nucleotide
source secs mem gz cpu secs
Python 3 #3 44.13 262,348 1967 165.01
Python 3 58.56 379,464 607 211.98
Python 3 #8 69.21 505,836 655 214.24
Ruby #2 249.91 202,672 420 249.53
Ruby #3 285.77 209,580 540 285.36
Ruby #7 289.86 397,756 785 287.45
Ruby 83.82 174,084 576 291.63
reverse-complement
source secs mem gz cpu secs
Python 3 #3 4.96 508,412 796 4.95
Python 3 #5 3.72 1,500,212 954 6.76
Python 3 8.53 1,986,544 479 8.53
Python 3 #2 8.58 1,788,056 434 8.58
Python 3 #6 6.17 2,484,084 814 9.23
Ruby #4 5.60 2,506,468 601 11.05
Ruby #5 11.77 1,615,676 295 11.77
Python 3 #4 12.04 4,002,656 335 12.04
Ruby #3 8.25 4,445,520 482 15.86
Ruby #2 23.00 1,003,740 264 23.00
Ruby 17.18 5,610,896 514 33.33
binary-trees
source secs mem gz cpu secs
Ruby #4 46.86 569,364 364 46.85
Ruby #2 48.74 569,392 378 48.73
Ruby 48.74 569,348 376 48.74
Ruby #3 50.83 402,724 400 50.80
Ruby #5 18.36 565,588 1008 52.32
Python 3 #2 104.73 271,980 338 104.72
Python 3 #5 35.33 274,884 660 125.79
Python 3 #4 34.53 276,752 472 125.93
Python 3 35.93 276,952 589 126.44
Python 3 #3 50.99 672,016 1238 142.94
Ruby

ruby 3.2.0
(2022-12-25
revision a528908271)
+YJIT [x86_64-linux]

Python 3

Python 3.11.1