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package stats

import "go.opencensus.io/stats"

Package stats contains support for OpenCensus stats recording.

OpenCensus allows users to create typed measures, record measurements, aggregate the collected data, and export the aggregated data.

Measures

A measure represents a type of data point to be tracked and recorded. For example, latency, request Mb/s, and response Mb/s are measures to collect from a server.

Measure constructors such as Int64 and Float64 automatically register the measure by the given name. Each registered measure needs to be unique by name. Measures also have a description and a unit.

Libraries can define and export measures. Application authors can then create views and collect and break down measures by the tags they are interested in.

Recording measurements

Measurement is a data point to be collected for a measure. For example, for a latency (ms) measure, 100 is a measurement that represents a 100ms latency event. Measurements are created from measures with the current context. Tags from the current context are recorded with the measurements if they are any.

Recorded measurements are dropped immediately if no views are registered for them. There is usually no need to conditionally enable and disable recording to reduce cost. Recording of measurements is cheap.

Libraries can always record measurements, and applications can later decide on which measurements they want to collect by registering views. This allows libraries to turn on the instrumentation by default.

Exemplars

For a given recorded measurement, the associated exemplar is a diagnostic map that gives more information about the measurement.

When aggregated using a Distribution aggregation, an exemplar is kept for each bucket in the Distribution. This allows you to easily find an example of a measurement that fell into each bucket.

For example, if you also use the OpenCensus trace package and you record a measurement with a context that contains a sampled trace span, then the trace span will be added to the exemplar associated with the measurement.

When exported to a supporting back end, you should be able to easily navigate to example traces that fell into each bucket in the Distribution.

Index

Examples

Package Files

doc.go measure.go measure_float64.go measure_int64.go record.go units.go

Constants

const (
    UnitNone          = "1" // Deprecated: Use UnitDimensionless.
    UnitDimensionless = "1"
    UnitBytes         = "By"
    UnitMilliseconds  = "ms"
)

Units are encoded according to the case-sensitive abbreviations from the Unified Code for Units of Measure: http://unitsofmeasure.org/ucum.html

func Record Uses

func Record(ctx context.Context, ms ...Measurement)

Record records one or multiple measurements with the same context at once. If there are any tags in the context, measurements will be tagged with them.

Code:

ctx := context.Background()

// Measures are usually declared as package-private global variables.
openConns := stats.Int64("example.com/measure/openconns", "open connections", stats.UnitDimensionless)

// Instrumented packages call stats.Record() to record measuremens.
stats.Record(ctx, openConns.M(124)) // Record 124 open connections.

// Without any views or exporters registered, this statement has no observable effects.

func RecordWithTags Uses

func RecordWithTags(ctx context.Context, mutators []tag.Mutator, ms ...Measurement) error

RecordWithTags records one or multiple measurements at once.

Measurements will be tagged with the tags in the context mutated by the mutators. RecordWithTags is useful if you want to record with tag mutations but don't want to propagate the mutations in the context.

type Float64Measure Uses

type Float64Measure struct {
    // contains filtered or unexported fields
}

Float64Measure is a measure for float64 values.

func Float64 Uses

func Float64(name, description, unit string) *Float64Measure

Float64 creates a new measure for float64 values.

See the documentation for interface Measure for more guidance on the parameters of this function.

func (*Float64Measure) Description Uses

func (m *Float64Measure) Description() string

Description returns the description of the measure.

func (*Float64Measure) M Uses

func (m *Float64Measure) M(v float64) Measurement

M creates a new float64 measurement. Use Record to record measurements.

func (*Float64Measure) Name Uses

func (m *Float64Measure) Name() string

Name returns the name of the measure.

func (*Float64Measure) Unit Uses

func (m *Float64Measure) Unit() string

Unit returns the unit of the measure.

type Int64Measure Uses

type Int64Measure struct {
    // contains filtered or unexported fields
}

Int64Measure is a measure for int64 values.

func Int64 Uses

func Int64(name, description, unit string) *Int64Measure

Int64 creates a new measure for int64 values.

See the documentation for interface Measure for more guidance on the parameters of this function.

func (*Int64Measure) Description Uses

func (m *Int64Measure) Description() string

Description returns the description of the measure.

func (*Int64Measure) M Uses

func (m *Int64Measure) M(v int64) Measurement

M creates a new int64 measurement. Use Record to record measurements.

func (*Int64Measure) Name Uses

func (m *Int64Measure) Name() string

Name returns the name of the measure.

func (*Int64Measure) Unit Uses

func (m *Int64Measure) Unit() string

Unit returns the unit of the measure.

type Measure Uses

type Measure interface {
    // Name returns the name of this measure.
    //
    // Measure names are globally unique (among all libraries linked into your program).
    // We recommend prefixing the measure name with a domain name relevant to your
    // project or application.
    //
    // Measure names are never sent over the wire or exported to backends.
    // They are only used to create Views.
    Name() string

    // Description returns the human-readable description of this measure.
    Description() string

    // Unit returns the units for the values this measure takes on.
    //
    // Units are encoded according to the case-sensitive abbreviations from the
    // Unified Code for Units of Measure: http://unitsofmeasure.org/ucum.html
    Unit() string
}

Measure represents a single numeric value to be tracked and recorded. For example, latency, request bytes, and response bytes could be measures to collect from a server.

Measures by themselves have no outside effects. In order to be exported, the measure needs to be used in a View. If no Views are defined over a measure, there is very little cost in recording it.

type Measurement Uses

type Measurement struct {
    // contains filtered or unexported fields
}

Measurement is the numeric value measured when recording stats. Each measure provides methods to create measurements of their kind. For example, Int64Measure provides M to convert an int64 into a measurement.

func (Measurement) Measure Uses

func (m Measurement) Measure() Measure

Measure returns the Measure from which this Measurement was created.

func (Measurement) Value Uses

func (m Measurement) Value() float64

Value returns the value of the Measurement as a float64.

Directories

PathSynopsis
internal
viewPackage view contains support for collecting and exposing aggregates over stats.

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