Utility functions

This module contains various utility functions and classes used in doctesting.

AUTHORS:

  • David Roe (2012-03-27) – initial version, based on Robert Bradshaw’s code.
class sage.doctest.util.NestedName(base)

Class used to construct fully qualified names based on indentation level.

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.doctest.util import NestedName
sage: qname = NestedName('sage.categories.algebras')
sage: qname[0] = 'Algebras'; qname
sage.categories.algebras.Algebras
sage: qname[4] = '__contains__'; qname
sage.categories.algebras.Algebras.__contains__
sage: qname[4] = 'ParentMethods'
sage: qname[8] = 'from_base_ring'; qname
sage.categories.algebras.Algebras.ParentMethods.from_base_ring

TESTS:

sage: TestSuite(qname).run()
class sage.doctest.util.RecordingDict(*args, **kwds)

Bases: dict

This dictionary is used for tracking the dependencies of an example.

This feature allows examples in different doctests to be grouped for better timing data. It’s obtained by recording whenever anything is set or retrieved from this dictionary.

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.doctest.util import RecordingDict
sage: D = RecordingDict(test=17)
sage: D.got
set()
sage: D['test']
17
sage: D.got
{'test'}
sage: D.set
set()
sage: D['a'] = 1
sage: D['a']
1
sage: D.set
{'a'}
sage: D.got
{'test'}

TESTS:

sage: TestSuite(D).run()
copy()

Note that set and got are not copied.

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.doctest.util import RecordingDict
sage: D = RecordingDict(d = 42)
sage: D['a'] = 4
sage: D.set
{'a'}
sage: E = D.copy()
sage: E.set
set()
sage: sorted(E.keys())
['a', 'd']
get(name, default=None)

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.doctest.util import RecordingDict
sage: D = RecordingDict(d = 42)
sage: D.get('d')
42
sage: D.got
{'d'}
sage: D.get('not_here')
sage: sorted(list(D.got))
['d', 'not_here']
start()

We track which variables have been set or retrieved. This function initializes these lists to be empty.

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.doctest.util import RecordingDict
sage: D = RecordingDict(d = 42)
sage: D.set
set()
sage: D['a'] = 4
sage: D.set
{'a'}
sage: D.start(); D.set
set()
class sage.doctest.util.Timer

A simple timer.

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.doctest.util import Timer
sage: Timer()
{}
sage: TestSuite(Timer()).run()
annotate(object)

Annotates the given object with the cputime and walltime stored in this timer.

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.doctest.util import Timer
sage: Timer().start().annotate(EllipticCurve)
sage: EllipticCurve.cputime # random
2.817255
sage: EllipticCurve.walltime # random
1332649288.410404
start()

Start the timer.

Can be called multiple times to reset the timer.

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.doctest.util import Timer
sage: Timer().start()
{'cputime': ..., 'walltime': ...}
stop()

Stops the timer, recording the time that has passed since it was started.

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.doctest.util import Timer
sage: import time
sage: timer = Timer().start()
sage: time.sleep(0.5)
sage: timer.stop()
{'cputime': ..., 'walltime': ...}
sage.doctest.util.count_noun(number, noun, plural=None, pad_number=False, pad_noun=False)

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.doctest.util import count_noun
sage: count_noun(1, "apple")
'1 apple'
sage: count_noun(1, "apple", pad_noun=True)
'1 apple '
sage: count_noun(1, "apple", pad_number=3)
'  1 apple'
sage: count_noun(2, "orange")
'2 oranges'
sage: count_noun(3, "peach", "peaches")
'3 peaches'
sage: count_noun(1, "peach", plural="peaches", pad_noun=True)
'1 peach  '
sage.doctest.util.dict_difference(self, other)

Return a dict with all key-value pairs occuring in self but not in other.

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.doctest.util import dict_difference
sage: d1 = {1: 'a', 2: 'b', 3: 'c'}
sage: d2 = {1: 'a', 2: 'x', 4: 'c'}
sage: dict_difference(d2, d1)
{2: 'x', 4: 'c'}
sage: from sage.doctest.control import DocTestDefaults
sage: D1 = DocTestDefaults()
sage: D2 = DocTestDefaults(foobar="hello", timeout=100)
sage: dict_difference(D2.__dict__, D1.__dict__)
{'foobar': 'hello', 'timeout': 100}
sage.doctest.util.make_recording_dict(D, st, gt)

Auxilliary function for pickling.

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.doctest.util import make_recording_dict
sage: D = make_recording_dict({'a':4,'d':42},set([]),set(['not_here']))
sage: sorted(D.items())
[('a', 4), ('d', 42)]
sage: D.got
{'not_here'}

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