[Biopython-dev] test_PopGen_SimCoal.py on Windows

Peter biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk
Wed Nov 10 15:13:27 UTC 2010

2010/11/10 Tiago Antão <tiagoantao at gmail.com>:
> 2010/11/10 Peter <biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk>:
>> Hi Tiago
>> Is/was test_PopGen_SimCoal.py working for you on Windows?
>> I'm getting "Output directory not created!" under Python 2.6
> This code is used 99.99% on Jython (as the fdist/dfdist code and
> genepop parser, BTW). I happen to test on Linux.
> I will fire my Windows machine and have a look, but I do not have it
> at hand. This will have to wait a few hours or a couple of days at
> most)
>> Now both Jython 2.5.1 and Python 2.6 give the same error,
>> "Output directory not created!" (progress I suppose).
> I cannot test this here, but I am 99% sure that the problem is the
> executable name (case sensitive on Windows and Mac, maybe even on
> Windows Jython?). If it is compiled with a capital S (seen happening)
> it might be a problem.

It could also be something with spaces in filenames, much
more common on Windows :(

>> P.S. On the bright side, both the FDist2 and DFDist tests are
>> passing on Windows on Python 2.6 and Jython 2.5.1 now
>> (after a couple of little tweaks).
> Were they failing on Jython? I do have a reasonable amount
> of users on my applications (jython based)...

I tweaked the executable checking in the unit tests, it now
looks for all four binaries required, and works on Windows
(both Python and Jython) and Mac (both Python and Jython).


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