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Error-handling when pytables not installed #1306

arokem opened this Issue Jul 20, 2017 · 3 comments


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arokem commented Jul 20, 2017

I think I missed a bug in my review of #1241

If you don't have pytables installed, then this line will evaluate to False:

which means that when you reach this line:

There will be no variable TABLES_LESS_3_0 in your namespace, resulting in a cryptic NameError


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skoudoro commented Jul 20, 2017

Right, I take this one ! Unfortunately, I can not do it now so I will create a PR at the end of the week.


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arokem commented Jul 20, 2017



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aarya22 commented Jul 21, 2017

@skoudoro It would also be more helpful to edit cryptic NameError message to ask the user to check if they have pyTables installed.

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