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Python: Essential Reference, Third Edition by David Beazley

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pstats

The pstats module defines a class, Stats, that’s used to analyze the data saved by the profile module.

						Stats(filename)

Reads profiling data from filename—a file previously created by the profile.run() function and returns a statistics object that can be used to print reports.

A statistics object, s, has the following methods:

						s.strip_dirs()

Removes leading path information from filenames.

						s.add(filename
						[, ...])

Accumulates additional profiling information into the current profile. filename is the name of a file containing data previously saved by profile.run().

						s.dump_stats(filename)

Writes statistics information to the file filename.

						s.sort_stats(key
						[, ...])

Sorts statistics according to the criteria specified by key. Additional ...

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