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Algoneer is a Python toolkit to test algorithmic systems.


You can install the latest Algoneer version using pip:

pip install algoneer

Alternatively, you can download this repository and install Algoneer directly from the main directory of the repository:

pip install .

When developing Algoneer, you can install the package in development mode, which will not copy files but instead link them to your virtual environment so that you can edit them and see changes immediately:

pip install -e .

If you want to run tests, please also install test dependencies and a virtual environment:

make setup

Information For Developers

The following sections are only relevant for developers of Algoneer, if you are a user you can disregard them.

Running tests

Algoneer comes with automated code formatting via black, static type analysis via mypy and testing via py.test / unittest. You can run all of the above with a single make command:


To only run tests, simply run

make test

You can also pass arguments to py.test via the testargs parameter:

make test testargs="-x -k TestDatapoints"

Upgrading packages

You can use the fabulous pur tool to upgrade packages in the requirements files:

# will update normal requirements
pur -v -r requirements.txt
# will update test requirements
pur -v -r requirements-test.txt

Building Wheels

We install all packages from local wheels if possible (for security reasons), to generate these wheels simply use the following commands:

pip wheel --wheel-dir wheels -r requirements.txt
pip wheel --wheel-dir wheels -r requirements-test.txt

Making a New Release

To release a new version of Algonaut, follow these steps:

  • Make sure all tests pass for the new release.

  • Update with the new version number. We follow the semantic versioning standard for our version numbers.

  • Add a changelog entry in the

  • Commit the updated and files to the repository.

  • Create a new tag with the version number (which is required for CI integration):

    git tag -a v0.1.4 -m "v0.1.4"
  • Push the tag to the main repository together with the commit

    git push origin master --tags
  • Gitlab/Travis will pick up the version tag and make the release for us.

  • Alternatively, you can create the distribution packages using

    python sdist bdist_wheel
  • You can also manually publish the packages to PyPi via Twine (not recommended):

    twine upload dist/*