May 26, 2018

Text/code editor typing latency analyzer

Typometer is a tool to measure and analyze visual latency of text/code editors. Its features

  • Cross-platform Windows, Mac, Unix
  • Native API calls for faster screen access
  • Synchronous and asynchronous modes
  • Import and export of CSV data
  • Summary statistics, frequency distribution
  • Line/bar charts including comparative ones
  • Chart image export with legend

Editor latency is delay between an input event and a corresponding screen update, in particular – delay between keystroke and character appearance. While there are many kinds of delays caret movement, line editing, etc., typing latency is a major predictor of editor usability.

Java 8 or latter is required to run the program.

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