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How to write rostests using Python under catkin?

asked 2013-07-15 12:04:51 -0500

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This page gives excellent instructions for on how to write and run unit tests for ROS using Python. The trouble is, it is 3 years old and only covers rosbuild, not catkin.

I have seen the docs for catkin_add_nosetests but that doesn't describe interactions with rostest.

Maybe it is as simple as add_rostest() with a test-launch file that includes a python test program?

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Here's a small combined rostest and Python example that seems to work: https://github.com/jack-oquin/camera_info_manager_py

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2013-07-15 15:20:13 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-07-15 15:04:06 -0500

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updated 2013-11-28 03:50:29 -0500

In the nice doc @joq is volunteering on, there's also a section about testing that includes rostest integration.


Update) Now looks like the same documentation (?) has been integrated into the official doc (for Hydro).

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Thanks for the testimonial, Isaac. I do still need to add more examples for the complex interactions of rostest with gtest and nosetest.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2013-07-15 15:15:10 -0500 )edit

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