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nose-parameterized 0.3

Decorator for parameterized testing with Nose

Latest Version: 0.3.3

Now with 100% less Python 3 incompatibility!

Nose. It's got test generators. But they kind of suck:

  • They often require a second function
  • They make it difficult to separate the data from the test
  • They don't work with subclases of unittest.TestCase
  • kwargs? What kwargs?

But nose-parameterized fixes that:

$ cat test_math.py
from nose.tools import assert_equal
from nose_parameterized import parameterized

import unittest
import math

@parameterized([
    (2, 2, 4),
    (2, 3, 8),
    (1, 9, 1),
    (0, 9, 0),
])
def test_pow(base, exponent, expected):
    assert_equal(math.pow(base, exponent), expected)

class TestMathUnitTest(unittest.TestCase):
    @parameterized.expand([
        ("negative", -1.5, -2.0),
        ("integer", 1, 1.0),
        ("large fraction", 1.6, 1),
    ])
    def test_floor(self, input, expected):
        assert_equal(math.floor(input), expected)

$ nosetests -v test_math.py
test_math.test_pow(2, 2, 4) ... ok
test_math.test_pow(2, 3, 8) ... ok
test_math.test_pow(1, 9, 1) ... ok
test_math.test_pow(0, 9, 0) ... ok
test_floor_0_negative (test_math.TestMathUnitTest) ... ok
test_floor_1_integer (test_math.TestMathUnitTest) ... ok
test_floor_2_large_fraction (test_math.TestMathUnitTest) ... ok

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ran 7 tests in 0.002s

OK

Exhaustive Useage Examples

The @parameterized and @parameterized.expected decorators accept a list or iterable of tuples or param(...), or a callable which returns a list or iterable:

from nose_parameterized import parameterized, param

# A list of tuples
@parameterized([
    (2, 3, 5),
    (3, 5, 8),
])
def test_add(a, b, expected):
    assert_equal(a + b, expected)

# A list of params
@parameterized([
    param("10", 10),
    param("10", 16, base=16),
])
def test_int(str_val, expected, base=10):
    assert_equal(int(str_val, base=base), expected)

# An iterable of params
@parameterized(
    param.explicit(*json.loads(line))
    for line in open("testcases.jsons")
)
def test_from_json_file(...):
    ...

# A callable which returns a list of tuples
def load_test_cases():
    return [
        ("test1", ),
        ("test2", ),
    ]
@parameterized(load_test_cases)
def test_from_function(name):
    ...

Note that, when using an iterator or a generator, Nose will read every item into memory before running any tests (as it first finds and loads every test in each test file, then executes all of them at once).

The @parameterized decorator can be used test class methods, and standalone functions:

from nose_parameterized import parameterized

class AddTest(object):
    @parameterized([
        (2, 3, 5),
    ])
    def test_add(self, a, b, expected):
        assert_equal(a + b, expected)

@parameterized([
    (2, 3, 5),
])
def test_add(a, b, expected):
    assert_equal(a + b, expected)

And @parameterized.expand can be used to generate test methods in sitautions where test generators cannot be used (for example, when the test class is a subclass of unittest.TestCase):

import unittest
from nose_parameterized import parameterized

class AddTestCase(unittest.TestCase):
    @parameterized.expand([
        ("2 and 3", 2, 3, 5),
        ("3 and 5", 2, 3, 5),
    ])
    def test_add(self, _, a, b, expected):
        assert_equal(a + b, expected)

Note that @parameterized.expand works by creating new methods on the test class. If the first parameter is a string, that string will be added to the end of the method name. For example, the test case above will generate the methods test_add_0_2_and_3 and test_add_1_3_and_5.

The param(...) helper represents the parameters for one specific test case. It can be used to pass keyword arguments to test cases:

from nose_parameterized import parameterized, param

@parameterized([
    param("10", 10),
    param("10", 16, base=16),
])
def test_int(str_val, expected, base=10):
    assert_equal(int(str_val, base=base), expected)
 
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