PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: rand vs. array_rand (odd keys)

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "rand()" was the faster by 0.0106 seconds, (1.489% faster)

rand() 100%
array_rand() 98.511%

The rand() test took 0.7042 seconds.
The array_rand() test took 0.7148 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 146,500 loops for a total of 2,930,000 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000004) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.532) milliseconds per 146,500 loops.
  • Total difference 10.64 milliseconds for 2,930,000 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (2.1213) milliseconds and Code 2 was (2.9809) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

The first test, "rand()", was:

$keys = array_keys($GLOBALS['array']);
$key = rand(0, count($keys) - 1);
$GLOBALS['dummy'] = $GLOBALS['array'][$keys[$key]];

The second test, "array_rand()", was:

$key = array_rand($GLOBALS['array'], 1);
$GLOBALS['dummy'] = $GLOBALS['array'][$key];

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.15-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)