yt.testing module

Utilities to aid testing.

class yt.testing.TempDirTest(methodName='runTest')[source]

Bases: unittest.case.TestCase

A test class that runs in a temporary directory and removes it afterward.

addCleanup(function, *args, **kwargs)

Add a function, with arguments, to be called when the test is completed. Functions added are called on a LIFO basis and are called after tearDown on test failure or success.

Cleanup items are called even if setUp fails (unlike tearDown).

addTypeEqualityFunc(typeobj, function)

Add a type specific assertEqual style function to compare a type.

This method is for use by TestCase subclasses that need to register their own type equality functions to provide nicer error messages.

Parameters:
  • typeobj – The data type to call this function on when both values are of the same type in assertEqual().
  • function – The callable taking two arguments and an optional msg= argument that raises self.failureException with a useful error message when the two arguments are not equal.
assertAlmostEqual(first, second, places=None, msg=None, delta=None)

Fail if the two objects are unequal as determined by their difference rounded to the given number of decimal places (default 7) and comparing to zero, or by comparing that the between the two objects is more than the given delta.

Note that decimal places (from zero) are usually not the same as significant digits (measured from the most significant digit).

If the two objects compare equal then they will automatically compare almost equal.

assertAlmostEquals(*args, **kwargs)
assertCountEqual(first, second, msg=None)

An unordered sequence comparison asserting that the same elements, regardless of order. If the same element occurs more than once, it verifies that the elements occur the same number of times.

self.assertEqual(Counter(list(first)),
Counter(list(second)))
Example:
  • [0, 1, 1] and [1, 0, 1] compare equal.
  • [0, 0, 1] and [0, 1] compare unequal.
assertDictContainsSubset(subset, dictionary, msg=None)

Checks whether dictionary is a superset of subset.

assertDictEqual(d1, d2, msg=None)
assertEqual(first, second, msg=None)

Fail if the two objects are unequal as determined by the ‘==’ operator.

assertEquals(*args, **kwargs)
assertFalse(expr, msg=None)

Check that the expression is false.

assertGreater(a, b, msg=None)

Just like self.assertTrue(a > b), but with a nicer default message.

assertGreaterEqual(a, b, msg=None)

Just like self.assertTrue(a >= b), but with a nicer default message.

assertIn(member, container, msg=None)

Just like self.assertTrue(a in b), but with a nicer default message.

assertIs(expr1, expr2, msg=None)

Just like self.assertTrue(a is b), but with a nicer default message.

assertIsInstance(obj, cls, msg=None)

Same as self.assertTrue(isinstance(obj, cls)), with a nicer default message.

assertIsNone(obj, msg=None)

Same as self.assertTrue(obj is None), with a nicer default message.

assertIsNot(expr1, expr2, msg=None)

Just like self.assertTrue(a is not b), but with a nicer default message.

assertIsNotNone(obj, msg=None)

Included for symmetry with assertIsNone.

assertLess(a, b, msg=None)

Just like self.assertTrue(a < b), but with a nicer default message.

assertLessEqual(a, b, msg=None)

Just like self.assertTrue(a <= b), but with a nicer default message.

assertListEqual(list1, list2, msg=None)

A list-specific equality assertion.

Parameters:
  • list1 – The first list to compare.
  • list2 – The second list to compare.
  • msg – Optional message to use on failure instead of a list of differences.
assertLogs(logger=None, level=None)

Fail unless a log message of level level or higher is emitted on logger_name or its children. If omitted, level defaults to INFO and logger defaults to the root logger.

This method must be used as a context manager, and will yield a recording object with two attributes: output and records. At the end of the context manager, the output attribute will be a list of the matching formatted log messages and the records attribute will be a list of the corresponding LogRecord objects.

Example:

with self.assertLogs('foo', level='INFO') as cm:
    logging.getLogger('foo').info('first message')
    logging.getLogger('foo.bar').error('second message')
self.assertEqual(cm.output, ['INFO:foo:first message',
                             'ERROR:foo.bar:second message'])
assertMultiLineEqual(first, second, msg=None)

Assert that two multi-line strings are equal.

assertNotAlmostEqual(first, second, places=None, msg=None, delta=None)

Fail if the two objects are equal as determined by their difference rounded to the given number of decimal places (default 7) and comparing to zero, or by comparing that the between the two objects is less than the given delta.

Note that decimal places (from zero) are usually not the same as significant digits (measured from the most significant digit).

Objects that are equal automatically fail.

assertNotAlmostEquals(*args, **kwargs)
assertNotEqual(first, second, msg=None)

Fail if the two objects are equal as determined by the ‘!=’ operator.

assertNotEquals(*args, **kwargs)
assertNotIn(member, container, msg=None)

Just like self.assertTrue(a not in b), but with a nicer default message.

assertNotIsInstance(obj, cls, msg=None)

Included for symmetry with assertIsInstance.

assertNotRegex(text, unexpected_regex, msg=None)

Fail the test if the text matches the regular expression.

assertNotRegexpMatches(*args, **kwargs)
assertRaises(expected_exception, *args, **kwargs)

Fail unless an exception of class expected_exception is raised by the callable when invoked with specified positional and keyword arguments. If a different type of exception is raised, it will not be caught, and the test case will be deemed to have suffered an error, exactly as for an unexpected exception.

If called with the callable and arguments omitted, will return a context object used like this:

with self.assertRaises(SomeException):
    do_something()

An optional keyword argument ‘msg’ can be provided when assertRaises is used as a context object.

The context manager keeps a reference to the exception as the ‘exception’ attribute. This allows you to inspect the exception after the assertion:

with self.assertRaises(SomeException) as cm:
    do_something()
the_exception = cm.exception
self.assertEqual(the_exception.error_code, 3)
assertRaisesRegex(expected_exception, expected_regex, *args, **kwargs)

Asserts that the message in a raised exception matches a regex.

Parameters:
  • expected_exception – Exception class expected to be raised.
  • expected_regex – Regex (re pattern object or string) expected to be found in error message.
  • args – Function to be called and extra positional args.
  • kwargs – Extra kwargs.
  • msg – Optional message used in case of failure. Can only be used when assertRaisesRegex is used as a context manager.
assertRaisesRegexp(*args, **kwargs)
assertRegex(text, expected_regex, msg=None)

Fail the test unless the text matches the regular expression.

assertRegexpMatches(*args, **kwargs)
assertSequenceEqual(seq1, seq2, msg=None, seq_type=None)

An equality assertion for ordered sequences (like lists and tuples).

For the purposes of this function, a valid ordered sequence type is one which can be indexed, has a length, and has an equality operator.

Parameters:
  • seq1 – The first sequence to compare.
  • seq2 – The second sequence to compare.
  • seq_type – The expected datatype of the sequences, or None if no datatype should be enforced.
  • msg – Optional message to use on failure instead of a list of differences.
assertSetEqual(set1, set2, msg=None)

A set-specific equality assertion.

Parameters:
  • set1 – The first set to compare.
  • set2 – The second set to compare.
  • msg – Optional message to use on failure instead of a list of differences.

assertSetEqual uses ducktyping to support different types of sets, and is optimized for sets specifically (parameters must support a difference method).

assertTrue(expr, msg=None)

Check that the expression is true.

assertTupleEqual(tuple1, tuple2, msg=None)

A tuple-specific equality assertion.

Parameters:
  • tuple1 – The first tuple to compare.
  • tuple2 – The second tuple to compare.
  • msg – Optional message to use on failure instead of a list of differences.
assertWarns(expected_warning, *args, **kwargs)

Fail unless a warning of class warnClass is triggered by the callable when invoked with specified positional and keyword arguments. If a different type of warning is triggered, it will not be handled: depending on the other warning filtering rules in effect, it might be silenced, printed out, or raised as an exception.

If called with the callable and arguments omitted, will return a context object used like this:

with self.assertWarns(SomeWarning):
    do_something()

An optional keyword argument ‘msg’ can be provided when assertWarns is used as a context object.

The context manager keeps a reference to the first matching warning as the ‘warning’ attribute; similarly, the ‘filename’ and ‘lineno’ attributes give you information about the line of Python code from which the warning was triggered. This allows you to inspect the warning after the assertion:

with self.assertWarns(SomeWarning) as cm:
    do_something()
the_warning = cm.warning
self.assertEqual(the_warning.some_attribute, 147)
assertWarnsRegex(expected_warning, expected_regex, *args, **kwargs)

Asserts that the message in a triggered warning matches a regexp. Basic functioning is similar to assertWarns() with the addition that only warnings whose messages also match the regular expression are considered successful matches.

Parameters:
  • expected_warning – Warning class expected to be triggered.
  • expected_regex – Regex (re pattern object or string) expected to be found in error message.
  • args – Function to be called and extra positional args.
  • kwargs – Extra kwargs.
  • msg – Optional message used in case of failure. Can only be used when assertWarnsRegex is used as a context manager.
assert_(*args, **kwargs)
countTestCases()
debug()

Run the test without collecting errors in a TestResult

defaultTestResult()
doCleanups()

Execute all cleanup functions. Normally called for you after tearDown.

fail(msg=None)

Fail immediately, with the given message.

failIf(*args, **kwargs)
failIfAlmostEqual(*args, **kwargs)
failIfEqual(*args, **kwargs)
failUnless(*args, **kwargs)
failUnlessAlmostEqual(*args, **kwargs)
failUnlessEqual(*args, **kwargs)
failUnlessRaises(*args, **kwargs)
failureException

alias of AssertionError

id()
longMessage = True
maxDiff = 640
run(result=None)
setUp()[source]
setUpClass()

Hook method for setting up class fixture before running tests in the class.

shortDescription()

Returns a one-line description of the test, or None if no description has been provided.

The default implementation of this method returns the first line of the specified test method’s docstring.

skipTest(reason)

Skip this test.

subTest(msg=<object object>, **params)

Return a context manager that will return the enclosed block of code in a subtest identified by the optional message and keyword parameters. A failure in the subtest marks the test case as failed but resumes execution at the end of the enclosed block, allowing further test code to be executed.

tearDown()[source]
tearDownClass()

Hook method for deconstructing the class fixture after running all tests in the class.

yt.testing.amrspace(extent, levels=7, cells=8)[source]

Creates two numpy arrays representing the left and right bounds of an AMR grid as well as an array for the AMR level of each cell.

Parameters:
  • extent (array-like) – This a sequence of length 2*ndims that is the bounds of each dimension. For example, the 2D unit square would be given by [0.0, 1.0, 0.0, 1.0]. A 3D cylindrical grid may look like [0.0, 2.0, -1.0, 1.0, 0.0, 2*np.pi].
  • levels (int or sequence of ints, optional) – This is the number of AMR refinement levels. If given as a sequence (of length ndims), then each dimension will be refined down to this level. All values in this array must be the same or zero. A zero valued dimension indicates that this dim should not be refined. Taking the 3D cylindrical example above if we don’t want refine theta but want r and z at 5 we would set levels=(5, 5, 0).
  • cells (int, optional) – This is the number of cells per refinement level.
Returns:

  • left (float ndarray, shape=(npoints, ndims)) – The left AMR grid points.
  • right (float ndarray, shape=(npoints, ndims)) – The right AMR grid points.
  • level (int ndarray, shape=(npoints,)) – The AMR level for each point.

Examples

>>> l, r, lvl = amrspace([0.0, 2.0, 1.0, 2.0, 0.0, 3.14], levels=(3,3,0), cells=2)
>>> print l
[[ 0.     1.     0.   ]
 [ 0.25   1.     0.   ]
 [ 0.     1.125  0.   ]
 [ 0.25   1.125  0.   ]
 [ 0.5    1.     0.   ]
 [ 0.     1.25   0.   ]
 [ 0.5    1.25   0.   ]
 [ 1.     1.     0.   ]
 [ 0.     1.5    0.   ]
 [ 1.     1.5    0.   ]]
yt.testing.assert_allclose_units(actual, desired, rtol=1e-07, atol=0, **kwargs)[source]

Raise an error if two objects are not equal up to desired tolerance

This is a wrapper for numpy.testing.assert_allclose() that also verifies unit consistency

Parameters:
  • actual (array-like) – Array obtained (possibly with attached units)
  • desired (array-like) – Array to compare with (possibly with attached units)
  • rtol (float, optional) – Relative tolerance, defaults to 1e-7
  • atol (float or quantity, optional) – Absolute tolerance. If units are attached, they must be consistent with the units of actual and desired. If no units are attached, assumes the same units as desired. Defaults to zero.

Notes

Also accepts additional keyword arguments accepted by numpy.testing.assert_allclose(), see the documentation of that function for details.

yt.testing.assert_fname(fname)[source]

Function that checks file type using libmagic

yt.testing.assert_rel_equal(a1, a2, decimals, err_msg='', verbose=True)[source]
yt.testing.check_results(func)[source]

This is a decorator for a function to verify that the (numpy ndarray) result of a function is what it should be.

This function is designed to be used for very light answer testing. Essentially, it wraps around a larger function that returns a numpy array, and that has results that should not change. It is not necessarily used inside the testing scripts themselves, but inside testing scripts written by developers during the testing of pull requests and new functionality. If a hash is specified, it “wins” and the others are ignored. Otherwise, tolerance is 1e-8 (just above single precision.)

The correct results will be stored if the command line contains –answer-reference , and otherwise it will compare against the results on disk. The filename will be func_results_ref_FUNCNAME.cpkl where FUNCNAME is the name of the function being tested.

If you would like more control over the name of the pickle file the results are stored in, you can pass the result_basename keyword argument to the function you are testing. The check_results decorator will use the value of the keyword to construct the filename of the results data file. If result_basename is not specified, the name of the testing function is used.

This will raise an exception if the results are not correct.

Examples

>>> @check_results
... def my_func(ds):
...     return ds.domain_width
>>> my_func(ds)
>>> @check_results
... def field_checker(dd, field_name):
...     return dd[field_name]
>>> field_checker(ds.all_data(), 'density', result_basename='density')
yt.testing.construct_octree_mask(prng=<mtrand.RandomState object>, refined=None)[source]
yt.testing.disable_dataset_cache(func)[source]
yt.testing.expand_keywords(keywords, full=False)[source]

expand_keywords is a means for testing all possible keyword arguments in the nosetests. Simply pass it a dictionary of all the keyword arguments and all of the values for these arguments that you want to test.

It will return a list of kwargs dicts containing combinations of the various kwarg values you passed it. These can then be passed to the appropriate function in nosetests.

If full=True, then every possible combination of keywords is produced, otherwise, every keyword option is included at least once in the output list. Be careful, by using full=True, you may be in for an exponentially larger number of tests!

Parameters:
  • keywords (dict) – a dictionary where the keys are the keywords for the function, and the values of each key are the possible values that this key can take in the function
  • full (bool) – if set to True, every possible combination of given keywords is returned
Returns:

An array of dictionaries to be individually passed to the appropriate function matching these kwargs.

Return type:

array of dicts

Examples

>>> keywords = {}
>>> keywords['dpi'] = (50, 100, 200)
>>> keywords['cmap'] = ('arbre', 'kelp')
>>> list_of_kwargs = expand_keywords(keywords)
>>> print list_of_kwargs
array([{‘cmap’: ‘arbre’, ‘dpi’: 50},
{‘cmap’: ‘kelp’, ‘dpi’: 100}, {‘cmap’: ‘arbre’, ‘dpi’: 200}], dtype=object)
>>> list_of_kwargs = expand_keywords(keywords, full=True)
>>> print list_of_kwargs
array([{‘cmap’: ‘arbre’, ‘dpi’: 50},
{‘cmap’: ‘arbre’, ‘dpi’: 100}, {‘cmap’: ‘arbre’, ‘dpi’: 200}, {‘cmap’: ‘kelp’, ‘dpi’: 50}, {‘cmap’: ‘kelp’, ‘dpi’: 100}, {‘cmap’: ‘kelp’, ‘dpi’: 200}], dtype=object)
>>> for kwargs in list_of_kwargs:
...     write_projection(*args, **kwargs)
yt.testing.fake_amr_ds(fields=('Density', ), geometry='cartesian', particles=0)[source]
yt.testing.fake_hexahedral_ds()[source]
yt.testing.fake_octree_ds(prng=<mtrand.RandomState object>, refined=None, quantities=None, bbox=None, sim_time=0.0, length_unit=None, mass_unit=None, time_unit=None, velocity_unit=None, magnetic_unit=None, periodicity=(True, True, True), over_refine_factor=1, partial_coverage=1, unit_system='cgs')[source]
yt.testing.fake_particle_ds(fields=('particle_position_x', 'particle_position_y', 'particle_position_z', 'particle_mass', 'particle_velocity_x', 'particle_velocity_y', 'particle_velocity_z'), units=('cm', 'cm', 'cm', 'g', 'cm/s', 'cm/s', 'cm/s'), negative=(False, False, False, False, True, True, True), npart=4096, length_unit=1.0, data=None)[source]
yt.testing.fake_random_ds(ndims, peak_value=1.0, fields=('density', 'velocity_x', 'velocity_y', 'velocity_z'), units=('g/cm**3', 'cm/s', 'cm/s', 'cm/s'), particle_fields=None, particle_field_units=None, negative=False, nprocs=1, particles=0, length_unit=1.0, unit_system='cgs', bbox=None)[source]
yt.testing.fake_tetrahedral_ds()[source]
yt.testing.fake_vr_orientation_test_ds(N=96, scale=1)[source]

create a toy dataset that puts a sphere at (0,0,0), a single cube on +x, two cubes on +y, and three cubes on +z in a domain from [-1*scale,1*scale]**3. The lower planes (x = -1*scale, y = -1*scale, z = -1*scale) are also given non-zero values.

This dataset allows you to easily explore orientations and handiness in VR and other renderings

Parameters:
  • N (integer) – The number of cells along each direction
  • scale (float) – A spatial scale, the domain boundaries will be multiplied by scale to test datasets that have spatial different scales (e.g. data in CGS units)
yt.testing.periodicity_cases(ds)[source]
yt.testing.requires_backend(backend)[source]

Decorator to check for a specified matplotlib backend.

This decorator returns the decorated function if the specified backend is same as of matplotlib.get_backend(), otherwise returns null function. It could be used to execute function only when a particular backend of matplotlib is being used.

Parameters:backend (String) – The value which is compared with the current matplotlib backend in use.
Returns:
Return type:Decorated function or null function
yt.testing.requires_file(req_file)[source]
yt.testing.requires_module(module)[source]

Decorator that takes a module name as an argument and tries to import it. If the module imports without issue, the function is returned, but if not, a null function is returned. This is so tests that depend on certain modules being imported will not fail if the module is not installed on the testing platform.

yt.testing.run_nose(verbose=False, run_answer_tests=False, answer_big_data=False, call_pdb=False, module=None)[source]
yt.testing.small_fake_hexahedral_ds()[source]
yt.testing.units_override_check(fn)[source]