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9 Answered Questions for the topic Performance

07/29/19

Which is the fastest way to get the absolute value of a number?

How fast is an `if` (and why please). My college programing professors always told me to avoid `if`s for they are extremely slow, but I always forgot to ask how slow and why.
Performance Python Profiling

06/14/19

Why does Python code run faster in a function?

def main():  for i in xrange(10**8):   pass main()This piece of code in Python runs in (Note: The timing is done with the time function in BASH in Linux.) real 0m1.841s ... more
Performance Microsoft Word

06/06/19

Minimize file size of Microsoft Word documents?

What are the best ways to - ensure a small filesize for Microsoft Word documents when starting from scratch - reduce the size of existing Microsoft Word documentsusing only tools available in the... more
Performance Unix Pi

06/03/19

What is the fastest way to get the value of π?

I'm looking for the fastest way to obtain the value of π, as a personal challenge. More specifically, I'm using ways that don't involve using `#define` constants like `M_PI`, or hard-coding the... more
Performance Python Measure

05/14/19

Measure time elapsed in Python?

What I want is to start counting time somewhere in my code and then get the passed time, to measure the time it took to execute few function. I think I'm using the timeit module wrong, but the docs... more
Performance Theatre Acting

04/27/19

I have to perform a monologue that I hate, and I can't find a way to perform it without getting mad

I auditioned for a role to read a monologue, and I got in, but I couldn't choose what I'm performing. (All of the monologues were written by students in my school) I ended up getting a monologue... more

04/03/19

Lightroom 4 slow to render in Develop mode; what part(s) of my PC is/are dogging it?

I made the jump from Picasa to LR4 and switched to shooting RAW in the process.The software boost did not come with a PC boost, but I didn't think it would be necessary; my machine seems adequate... more

03/19/19

Is GPU or CPU more important for Photoshop and Lightroom?

I'm looking to buy a laptop (for a spare) and I'm not ready to spend the amount I did on my first one. The machine will only be used for photo editing. Should I go for the dedicated graphics card... more

03/14/19

Will an SSD provide a noticeable benefit for Lightroom over a traditional harddrive?

I am a huge Lightroom (3.6) user, and have a 2006 2.15 Ghz Core 2 Duo 24" iMac, running Lion. This Mac it limited to 3GB RAM max, but does have dedicated graphics. I have about 50GB left on my... more

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