Hertz frequency of function

OSCC · JavaScript, Function · Jan 4, 2021

Measures the number of times a function is executed per second (hz/hertz).

  • Use performance.now() to get the difference in milliseconds before and after the iteration loop to calculate the time elapsed executing the function iterations times.
  • Return the number of cycles per second by converting milliseconds to seconds and dividing it by the time elapsed.
  • Omit the second argument, iterations, to use the default of 100 iterations.
const hz = (fn, iterations = 100) => {
  const before = performance.now();
  for (let i = 0; i < iterations; i++) fn();
  return (1000 * iterations) / (performance.now() - before);
};
const numbers = Array(10000).fill().map((_, i) => i);

const sumReduce = () => numbers.reduce((acc, n) => acc + n, 0);
const sumForLoop = () => {
  let sum = 0;
  for (let i = 0; i < numbers.length; i++) sum += numbers[i];
  return sum;
};

Math.round(hz(sumReduce)); // 572
Math.round(hz(sumForLoop)); // 4784

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