[Pkg-octave-devel] Dynare status

Thomas Weber thomas.weber.mail at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 15:40:35 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 03:32:04PM +0200, Sébastien Villemot wrote:
> Le lundi 27 avril 2009 à 14:20 +0200, Rafael Laboissiere a écrit :
>> * Sébastien Villemot <sebastien.villemot at ens.fr> [2009-04-27 11:14]:
>> > Actually we already have a very rough testsuite, which attempts a few
>> > runs of Dynare using a set of examples. However the testsuite does not
>> > necessarily fails upon error, but provides some meaningful output. Does
>> > this fit the requirements for a package testsuite? If not, what should be
>> > modified?
>> No, this should be enough.  Please, add an exercising of the test suite to
>> the Debian package.
> This is not possible immediately, because so far we have not included
> the (proto-)testsuite in the upstream source tarball. We shall include
> it in the next minor release, which should occur within a few weeks.
> There are also three other issues:
> * the testsuite plots several graphs, which makes Gnuplot fail when
> there is no X11 display. However it seems that setting GNUTERM="dumb"
> solves the problem, with the extra benefit of creating text versions of
> the graphs
> * the testsuite takes a lot of computing time because of some very long
> model estimations; maybe we should remove the longest tests

How long is "long" here?
CPU-time is cheap, compared to manual bug hunting.


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