5 Performance

We tested PyFDAP on various system configurations and ran a test script measuring the total operation time. The test script contained the following operations:

  1. Open a test molecule file
  2. Analyze a single FDAP dataset with all necessary additional data
  3. Analyze a background dataset with all necessary additional data
  4. Perform three fits for the intra- and extracellular and slice data

The dataset used for this performance test is freely available from http://people.tuebingen.mpg.de/mueller-lab/, and the results of our performance tests are listed in Table 2.

System OS


MemoryOperational Time
Thinkpad x230 Xubuntu 14.04

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M, 2.90 GHz

8 GB 55 s

MacBookPro7.1Mac OS X 10.9.4

Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo-P8600, 2.40 GHz

4 GB 88 s

MacBookPro8.1Mac OS X 10.9.5

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M , 2.30 GHz

4 GB 55 s

Table 2: Performance test results of PyFDAP.