[Numpy-discussion] Switching to nose test framework (was: NumpyTest problem)

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Jun 11 20:52:45 CDT 2008


On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 19:51, Stéfan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za> wrote:
> 2008/6/12 Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com>:
>> On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 04:57, Stéfan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za> wrote:
>>> 2008/6/10 Alan McIntyre <alan.mcintyre@gmail.com>:
>>>> Is the stuff Robert pointed out on a wiki page somewhere? It would be
>>>> nice to have a "Welcome noob NumPy developer, here's how to do
>>>> NumPy-specific development things," page. There may be such a page,
>>>> but I just haven't stumbled across it yet.
>>>
>>> We could add this info the the `numpy` docstring; that way new users
>>> will have it available without having to search the web.
>>
>> Build instructions don't really belong in docstrings. Put it in the
>> README.txt or DEV_README.txt.
>
> No, but running the tests is something every user should do before
> using NumPy.

Right, which means README.txt, not something you only see after you've
installed the thing. But what text exactly are you talking about?
Nothing I wrote about inplace builds (which is I *thought* was under
discussion) are relevant to "running the tests" in general but are
targeted specifically at developers.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
 -- Umberto Eco


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