Performance and data profiles



A simple Julia package to plot performance and data profiles.

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This package contains Julia translations of original scripts by Elizabeth Dolan, Jorge Moré and Stefan Wild. See http://www.mcs.anl.gov/~wild/dfo/benchmarking.

The original code was not accompanied by an open-source license. Jorge Moré and Stefan Wild have kindly provided their consent in writing to allow distribution of this Julia translation. See the consent folder for a full transcription.

Watch out for the pitfalls of profiles!

How to Install

julia> Pkg.add("BenchmarkProfiles")

No plotting backend is loaded by default so the user can choose among several available plotting backends. Currently, Plots.jl and UnicodePlots.jl are supported. Backends become available when the corresponding package is imported.


julia> using BenchmarkProfiles
julia> T = 10 * rand(25,3);  # 25 problems, 3 solvers
julia> performance_profile(PlotsBackend(), T, ["Solver 1", "Solver 2", "Solver 3"], title="Celebrity Deathmatch")
ERROR: ArgumentError: The backend PlotsBackend() is not loaded. Please load the corresponding AD package.
julia> using Plots
julia> performance_profile(PlotsBackend(), T, ["Solver 1", "Solver 2", "Solver 3"], title="Celebrity Deathmatch")  # Success!

Performance Profile


E. Dolan and J. Moré, Benchmarking Optimization Software with Performance Profiles, Mathematical Programming 91, pages 201--213, 2002. DOI 10.1007/s101070100263.

J. J. Moré and S. M. Wild, Benchmarking Derivative-Free Optimization Algorithms, SIAM Journal on Optimization, 20(1), pages 172--191, 2009. DOI 10.1137/080724083.

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