Testing in PyOpenWorm

Preparing for tests

PyOpenWorm should be installed like:

python setup.py develop

The default database should be populated like:

pow clone https://github.com/openworm/OpenWormData.git

Running tests

Tests should be run via setup.py like:

python setup.py test

you can pass options to pytest like so:

python setup.py test --addopts '-k DataIntegrityTest'

Writing tests

Tests are written using Python’s unittest. In general, a collection of closely related tests should be in one file. For selecting different classes of tests, tests can also be tagged using pytest marks like:

class TestClass(unittest.TestCase):

Currently, marks are used to distinguish between unit-level tests and others which have the inttest mark