[IPython-user] doctest support in 0.8.2

Noah Gift noah.gift@gmail....
Thu Nov 22 15:15:33 CST 2007

On Nov 22, 2007 4:14 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Nov 22, 2007 2:11 PM, Noah Gift <noah.gift@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is there any documentation on using doctest in 0.8.2?  That is one of
> the
> > killer features I am waiting for.
> In [7]: %doctest_mode?
> Type:           Magic function
> Base Class:     <type 'instancemethod'>
> Namespace:      IPython internal
> File:
> /home/fperez/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/IPython/Magic.py
> Definition:     %doctest_mode(self, parameter_s='')
> Docstring:
>    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...

Thanks Fernando, I will take a look at this too, this weekend.

> Cheers,
> f
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