Module: testing.iptest

Inheritance diagram for IPython.testing.iptest:

IPython Test Suite Runner.

This module provides a main entry point to a user script to test IPython itself from the command line. There are two ways of running this script:

  1. With the syntax iptest all. This runs our entire test suite by calling this script (with different arguments) or trial recursively. This causes modules and package to be tested in different processes, using nose or trial where appropriate.
  2. With the regular nose syntax, like iptest -vvs IPython. In this form the script simply calls nose, but with special command line flags and plugins loaded.

For now, this script requires that both nose and twisted are installed. This will change in the future.



class IPython.testing.iptest.IPTester(runner='iptest', params=None)

Bases: object

Call that calls iptest or trial in a subprocess.


Run the stored commands



Define the modules and packages that need to be tested.


Run the IPython test suite using nose.

This function is called when this script is not called with the form iptest all. It simply calls nose with appropriate command line flags and accepts all of the standard nose arguments.


Run the entire IPython test suite by calling nose and trial.

This function constructs IPTester instances for all IPython modules and package and then runs each of them. This causes the modules and packages of IPython to be tested each in their own subprocess using nose or twisted.trial appropriately.


Test to see if mod is importable.

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