[IPython-user] doctest support in 0.8.2
Thu Nov 22 15:14:11 CST 2007
On Nov 22, 2007 2:11 PM, Noah Gift <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Is there any documentation on using doctest in 0.8.2? That is one of the
> killer features I am waiting for.
In : %doctest_mode?
Type: Magic function
Base Class: <type 'instancemethod'>
Namespace: IPython internal
Definition: %doctest_mode(self, parameter_s='')
Toggle doctest mode on and off.
This mode allows you to toggle the prompt behavior between normal
IPython prompts and ones that are as similar to the default IPython
interpreter as possible.
It also supports the pasting of code snippets that have leading '>>>'
and '...' prompts in them. This means that you can paste doctests from
files or docstrings (even if they have leading whitespace), and the
code will execute correctly. You can then use '%history -tn' to see
the translated history without line numbers; this will give you the
input after removal of all the leading prompts and whitespace, which
can be pasted back into an editor.
With these features, you can switch into this mode easily whenever you
need to do testing and changes to doctests, without having to leave
your existing IPython session.
I'm open to suggestions on how to improve it...
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