[Benchmarking] library benchmarks in benchmarks

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Thu Feb 18 17:53:43 EST 2010

...third time lucky?

Any chance for comments?
Or at least to the part about moving the performance tests to OSGeo SVN
in http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/foss4g/benchmarking


Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> Folks,
> Any comments on this proposal from Barend?
> Mat
> 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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