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    Default Phoronix Test Suite 4.2-Randaberg Officially Released

    Phoronix: Phoronix Test Suite 4.2-Randaberg Officially Released

    Version 4.2 of the Phoronix Test Suite open-source benchmarking software is now officially available. There's many new features to this quarterly update to this industry-leading cross-platform automated testing software...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI1Nzg

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    I wanted once to fix the color algorithm of the test suite but couldn't cause I don't know php.
    Aside from the fact that php is mostly a language for the web and you don't have to worry about memory leaks, is there other reasons you're using php? If written in a native lang one could create actual executables for the OSes and I guess C/C++ are more appropriate for benchmarking and tapping into system properties.
    I'm not lobbying for anything, I'm just wondering.

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    Default Which Randaberg??

    Where did you get the idea for this release name? I lived in Randaberg Norway, just outside Stavanger, for a couple years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark45 View Post
    I wanted once to fix the color algorithm of the test suite but couldn't cause I don't know php.
    If you have a good color choosing algorithm write it down in any language you want (well not an esoteric one please ;-) c, c++, python, java, javascript, perl, c#, vb, pascal, ruby, etc. are okay) and I can transfer it to php. I'm really interested in this, because I haven't found a good algorithm yet.

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    My first approach is (would be) to have a fixed array of like 10-15 different colors chosen by your eyeballs and make the test suite use them accordingly. For example, item1 from chart1 sticks to color1 across all charts from the benchmark.
    I noticed a phoronix benchmark is almost always less than 5 items, top - like 10 items. In the unlikely event there's more than say 15 items - generate those with the current algorithm - this would be needed extremely rarely.

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    This sounds like an easy way to do, but do you have 10-15 easy distinguishable colors (for all people and not only you)? I've seen good color palletes up to 6 colors, but if it gets to more than 6 colors there's at least two colors that some people can't easily distinguish.

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    Red, green, blue, black, brown - there, you have 10 easily distinguishable colors, ten because you take a dark and bright instance of each one (gray or light gray would be the bright instance of black), these colors alone cover like 99.9% of all phoronix benchmarks.

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