Fix Python – Multiprocessing : use tqdm to display a progress bar

Question

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To make my code more “pythonic” and faster, I use multiprocessing and a map function to send it a) the function and b) the range of iterations.

The implanted solution (i.e., calling tqdm directly on the range tqdm.tqdm(range(0, 30))) does not work with multiprocessing (as formulated in the code below).

The progress bar is displayed from 0 to 100% (when python reads the code?) but it does not indicate the actual progress of the map function.

How can one display a progress bar that indicates at which step the ‘map’ function is ?

from multiprocessing import Pool
import tqdm
import time

def _foo(my_number):
   square = my_number * my_number
   time.sleep(1)
   return square 

if __name__ == '__main__':
   p = Pool(2)
   r = p.map(_foo, tqdm.tqdm(range(0, 30)))
   p.close()
   p.join()

Any help or suggestions are welcome…

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Answer

Solution found. Be careful! Due to multiprocessing, the estimation time (iteration per loop, total time, etc.) could be unstable, but the progress bar works perfectly.

Note: Context manager for Pool is only available in Python 3.3+.

from multiprocessing import Pool
import time
from tqdm import *

def _foo(my_number):
   square = my_number * my_number
   time.sleep(1)
   return square 

if __name__ == '__main__':
    with Pool(processes=2) as p:
        max_ = 30
        with tqdm(total=max_) as pbar:
            for _ in p.imap_unordered(_foo, range(0, max_)):
                pbar.update()

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