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Extendible configuration testing in parallel.

Project Description

# CTIP (Configuration Testing In Parallel)

CTIP is a general, extensible tool for running batches of configurable jobs in parallel on a variety of environments from your local machine to a remote server.

By relying on the end-user to specify what to run and how to run it, CTIP is a very general solution for optimizing and experimenting on programs that use configuration files to determine behavior. CTIP provides the infrastructure for generating and passing configurations to user-adapted classes that setup and run a given program. It also provides tools for tracking job status when jobs are run locally.

## Install

See the [INSTALL]( file for more detailed information.

Via pip:

` bash $ pip install ctip `

Configure ctip installation by setting paths to directories containing all user defined Experiments and Environments:

` $ ctip set experiment-dir ~/research/ctip-exp $ ctip set environment-dir ~/research/ctip-env `

## Usage

For complete documentation of ctip, browse the docs folder or go to the future and visit a website I will make with all the documentation.

For a concise summary of all available commands, run:

` $ ctip help `

Run configurations for the Doodle experiment in the Local environment as specified in a genfile named doodle_configs.gen:

` $ ctip run gen doodle_configs.gen --experiment Doodle --environment Local `

Note: During development, avoid constant re-installation by using python instead of the ctip command.

## Change log

Please see the [CHANGELOG]( for information about what has changed recently or the [TODO]( list to see what’s comming.

## Testing

From the root ctip directory run:

` bash $ py.test `

## Security

If you discover any security related issues, please email me at instead of using the issue tracker.

With that being said, any communication ctip does with the outside world is through user provided Environment classes and thus most security vulnerabilities will likely be the responsibility of the end-user.

Also sql injection through the optional ‘where’ clause is not only possible but is considered a feature. The only database malicious queries effect is the ctip database which only ever holds information you put in it… so go ahead.

## Credits

Thanks to the Hintze Lab at Michigan State University for being a willing guinea pig.

## License

The MIT License (MIT). Please see the [LICENSE](LICENSE) file for more information.

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