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Test Rules

This section describes rules how the functionality of the IT++ library should be verified. In the `tests' subdirectory test files are provided. All functionality should be tested using these test files.

The Test File

Each new IT++ module/class should be accompanied with a test file. The test file is an implementation in C++ that tests the functionality of a function/class or a group of functions/classes called modules. The test file should test relevant parameter settings and input/output relations to guarantee correct functionality of the corresponding classes/functions. The test files should be maintained using version control and updated whenever new functionality is added to the IT++ library.

The test file should use Google C++ Testing Framework ( for unit tests and should be, if possible, self contained, i.e. no external data needed. Also, if you use random data, please use IT++ random generators with a fixed seed in order to ensure the same results on different platforms.

The test file should be placed in the `gtests' subdirectory and should have a name ending with `_test.cpp'.

Testing IT++ Library

One can compile and execute all test programs from `gtests' subdirectory by typing

% ./itpp_gtests

after successful compilation of the IT++ library. Note that unit test compilation must be enabled by specifying for cmake the path to the folder containing Google C++ Testing Framework sources. From the build folder the command is:

% cmake .. -DGTEST_DIR=/path/to/gtest
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