[Benchmarking] library benchmarks in benchmarks

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Wed Feb 3 18:30:00 EST 2010


Any comments on this proposal from Barend?


Barend Gehrels wrote:
> Hi,
> We have developed benchmarks to test performance (and functionality) of
> (Open Source) GIS / Geometry libraries.
> Originally the tests were created to compare our library (GGL, recently
> accepted by Boost and renamed to Boost.Geometry) to other libraries,
> with respect to performance and functionality.
> However, the test suite is broader than that because it can also be used
> to compare for example GEOS and CGAL. Therefore we propose to move it to
> the SVN http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/foss4g/benchmarking
> <http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/foss4g/benchmarking/>, it seems to fit there
> perfectly.
> It currently compares C++ libraries (geos, cgal, gpc, wykobi, gtl,
> terralib, ggl) and a Java library (jts), for the functions area,
> centroid, convex hull, intersection, clip (=intersection with
> rectangle), simplify, within. But this can be extended.
> There is also a specific test, "starcomb", for more 'challenging'
> intersections (done with a selection of the mentioned libraries only),
> and "triangle" (intersecting polygons with 1000ths of triangular holes)
> I like to hear opinions if this is found a good idea, and if there are
> possibly people interested in extending tests, performing tests and/or
> maintenance.
> Regards, Barend Gehrels
> P.S. The testsuite is discussed on the geos-devel list before so I
> include this in the cc, apologies for cross postings.
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Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
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