#100DaysOfCode in Python Transcripts
Chapter: Days 49-51: Measuring performance
Lecture: Your turn: Day 3
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0:00 Third day, it's time to improve the performance of your application. You've chosen it. You've gone through and found out where it's slow.
0:07 So what you're going to do is focus one by one on the five slow functions and try to make it faster. Look at it, try to understand where it's slow,
0:15 and if you can change something about the way that it works, right, in our example we said, well, we're parsing the CSV and we're actually converting
0:22 12 columns of data and actually we're only using four. Let's just throw away the other eight columns because we're never using them,
0:29 and that conversion is entirely wasteful. We'll look for things like that. Go through each one of the five functions, change 'em one at a time,
0:37 rerun the profiler compared against your times from the previous day, and if it gets better, keep that change. If it actually gets slower, forget it.
0:45 Just leave it alone or try something different. All right, that's it. So now you should have an app that's faster.
0:50 Hopefully, much faster than it was before and you now have this new skill with profiling to understand the performance of Python applications.