Benchmark::Timer - Benchmarking with statistical confidence

Perl extension to benchmark code, with or without statistical confidence.


To use this module, you will need to install:

- Time::HiRes

If you intend on using the statistical features, you will also need to

- Statistics::PointEstimation.

To test this module, you will need to install:

- Test::More


To install this package, change to the directory where you unarchived this
distribution and type the following:

  perl Makefile.PL
  make test
  make install

You can install this package into a non-default location by appending one of
the following to the "perl Makefile.PL" command:

- "PREFIX=/installation/path" (for installation into a custom location),
- "INSTALLDIRS=site" (for installation into site-specific Perl directories)
- "INSTALLDIRS=perl" (for installation into standard Perl directories).

If you make the installation into your own directory, then remember that you
must tell perl where to search for modules before trying to 'use' them. For

  use lib '/home/userid/lib';
  use Benchmark::Timer;

During the 'make test', the statistical test may take some time to run,
depending on how accurate "sleep(1)" is on your system. The normal time is
less than 5 seconds.


Just "perldoc Benchmark::Timer". After installation on Unix systems,
you can also do "man Benchmark::Timer".


The CPAN Page:

The GitHub page:

Bug and feature tracking:


Copyright (c) 2001-2002 Andrew Ho. Copyright (c) 2004-2015 David Coppit. All rights
reserved, save those granted by the license. See the file LICENSE for
licensing terms.


David Coppit <> (current maintainer)
Andrew Ho <> (original author)