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Implements (based on process.hrtime).


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Implements a function similar to (based on process.hrtime).

Modern browsers have a window.performance object with - among others - a now method which gives time in milliseconds, but with sub-millisecond precision. This module offers the same function based on the Node.js native process.hrtime function.

Using process.hrtime means that the reported time will be monotonically increasing, and not subject to clock-drift.

According to the High Resolution Time specification, the number of milliseconds reported by should be relative to the value of performance.timing.navigationStart.

In the current version of the module (2.0) the reported time is relative to the time the current Node process has started (inferred from process.uptime()).

Version 1.0 reported a different time. The reported time was relative to the time the module was loaded (i.e. the time it was first required). If you need this functionality, version 1.0 is still available on NPM.

Example usage

var now = require("performance-now") var start = now() var end = now() console.log(start.toFixed(3)) // the number of milliseconds the current node process is running console.log((start-end).toFixed(3)) // ~ 0.002 on my system

Running the now function two times right after each other yields a time difference of a few microseconds. Given this overhead, I think it's best to assume that the precision of intervals computed with this method is not higher than 10 microseconds, if you don't know the exact overhead on your own system.


performance-now is released under the MIT License. Copyright (c) 2017 Braveg1rl


What is performance-now?

Implements (based on process.hrtime).

Is performance-now popular?

The npm package performance-now receives a total of 17,307,397 weekly downloads. As such, performance-now popularity was classified as popular.

Is performance-now well maintained?

We found that performance-now demonstrated a not healthy version release cadence and project activity because the last version was released a year ago.It has 1 open source maintainer collaborating on the project.

Last updated on 19 Feb 2017

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