In the light of Julia survey result (i.e people complain about time to the first plot), I did a naive benchmark, as expected, PyPlot is the fastest
Because it takes some time to
display the image (
@time will appear way before image actually shows up), I chose to do put the timing like this which is a bit hacky – you need to hit
restart kernel and run all cells.
To my surprise, Gadfly is slower than Plots.