[Numpy-discussion] problem with NumPy test harness in 1.1.0?

David Brown dbrown@ucar....
Tue Jul 1 18:39:17 CDT 2008


OK, thanks for the info Robert.
Any recommendations for another test harness?
  -dave

On Jul 1, 2008, at 5:24 PM, Robert Kern wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 17:53, David Brown <dbrown@ucar.edu> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>> Our code depends on NumPy and we have been taking advantage of the
>> NumPy test harness
>> to create test scripts for new features as we develop them. As
>> recently as version 1.1.0.dev5064
>> we had no problem running our tests from the directory in which they
>> live, e.g.:
>>
>> python test_script.py
>>
>> .....<much output>
>>
>> .
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------- 
>> -
>> Ran 10 tests in 0.397s
>>
>> OK
>>
>> However, with the released version NumPy 1.1.0 none of our tests work
>> any longer and instead we get this
>> error message:
>>
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "test_mfio.py", line 426, in <module>
>>     NumpyTest().run()
>>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/numpy/testing/
>> numpytest.py", line 655, in run
>>     testcase_pattern=options.testcase_pattern)
>>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/numpy/testing/
>> numpytest.py", line 575, in test
>>     level, verbosity)
>>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/numpy/testing/
>> numpytest.py", line 453, in _test_suite_from_all_tests
>>     importall(this_package)
>>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/numpy/testing/
>> numpytest.py", line 681, in importall
>>     for subpackage_name in os.listdir(package_dir):
>> OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ''
>>
>> Looking through the archives I have found a reference to the same
>> error at
>> http://www.nabble.com/NumpyTest-problem-td17603890.html.
>>
>> However, this thread is focused on the use of NumpyTest for test
>> scripts within the NumPy source tree and the suggestions
>> do not seem to apply to our situation.
>>
>> My question is whether using NumpyTest for our own tests is
>> considered to be a proper application of the test module.
>> If not why not?
>
> You should migrate your tests to some other test runner. NumpyTest and
> NumpyTestCase will be deprecated in numpy 1.2 and removed as early as
> numpy 1.3. They were never particularly intended to be used outside of
> numpy and scipy. We are migrating to using nose as our test runner so
> we do not have to maintain our own; it's not our core competency. As
> you can see.
>
>> If it is, is there some modification we can make to our tests to make
>> them work with NumpyTest as it is now configured?
>
> Try NumpyTest().test(level=11, all=False)
>
>> Or is this possibly a bug in NumPyTest?
>
> Possibly a bug.
>
> -- 
> Robert Kern
>
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> though it had an underlying truth."
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