1 : Are the PHP programs faster? At a glance.

Each chart bar shows, for one unidentified benchmark, how much the fastest PHP program used compared to the fastest Python 3 program.

(Memory use is only compared for tasks that require memory to be allocated.)


These are not the only compilers and interpreters. These are not the only programs that could be written. These are not the only tasks that could be solved. These are just 10 tiny examples.

 2 : Are the PHP programs faster? Approximately.

Each table row shows, for one named benchmark, how much the fastest PHP program used compared to the fastest Python 3 program.

(Memory use is only compared for tasks that require memory to be allocated.)

 PHP used what fraction? used how many times more? 
Benchmark Time Memory Code
 k-nucleotide †1/2±1/2
 spectral-norm1/2 
 n-body± ±
 regex-dna±1/2
 pidigits± ±
 fannkuch-redux± ±
 mandelbrot± ±
 fasta± ±
 reverse-complement †1/3
 binary-trees †±±
 PHP used what fraction? used how many times more? 
Time-used  |-  |---  25% median  75%  ---|  -|
(Elapsed secs)1/21/2±±±

† possible mismatch - one-core program compared to multi-core program.

± read the measurements and then read the program source code.

 3 : Are the PHP programs faster? Measurements.

These are not the only tasks that could be solved. These are just 10 tiny examples. These are not the only compilers and interpreters. These are not the only programs that could be written.

For each named benchmark, measurements of the fastest PHP program are shown for comparison against measurements of the fastest Python 3 program.

Program Source Code CPU secs Elapsed secs Memory KB Code B ≈ CPU Load
 k-nucleotide 
PHP42.5737.50247,8561036  91% 4% 7% 13% †
Python 3279.6375.48225,4121937  93% 91% 92% 96% †
 spectral-norm 
PHP500.25126.5623,5161193  99% 99% 99% 99%
Python 3821.48209.7643,728437  98% 98% 98% 98%
 n-body 
PHP698.86699.073,3681082  62% 0% 38% 1%
Python 3939.20939.505,5641181  1% 0% 0% 100%
 regex-dna 
PHP27.699.58150,456832  64% 60% 67% 100%
Python 322.9810.42269,120478  40% 48% 83% 55%
 pidigits 
PHP2.222.234,064394  1% 0% 1% 100%
Python 32.212.216,784335  1% 100% 1% 0%
 fannkuch-redux 
PHP2,659.99667.4515,1881150  100% 100% 100% 100%
Python 32,154.08546.3840,176944  98% 99% 98% 99%
 mandelbrot 
PHP1,216.19305.00115,240863  100% 100% 100% 100%
Python 3954.62239.1040,852686  100% 100% 100% 100%
 fasta 
PHP116.02116.053,3681030  0% 1% 100% 0%
Python 390.6190.645,608977  1% 1% 1% 100%
 reverse-complement 
PHP5.845.84444,344262  1% 0% 1% 100% †
Python 34.302.92262,444800  4% 19% 99% 29% †
 binary-trees 
PHP604.84605.711,021,744472  38% 22% 42% 0% †
Python 3481.66127.90838,044596  98% 93% 93% 94% †
 fasta-redux 
PHP0.640.643,3721110  2% 0% 0% 98%
No program

† possible mismatch - one-core program compared to multi-core program.

 4 : Are there other PHP programs for these benchmarks?

Remember - those are just the fastest PHP and Python 3 programs measured on this OS/machine. Check if there are other implementations of these benchmark programs for PHP.

Maybe one of those other PHP programs is fastest on a different OS/machine.

 5 : Are there other faster programs for these benchmarks?

Remember - those are just the fastest PHP and Python 3 programs measured on this OS/machine. Check if there are faster implementations of these benchmark programs for other programming languages.

Maybe one of those other programs is fastest on a different OS/machine.

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