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Python support for using the FlockLab testbed (flocklab CLI, creating flocklab xml, visualization).

Project description

FlockLab Tools

This Python package provides tools for working with the FlockLab testbed.

Features:

  • Python API for managing FlockLab tests
  • Command-line interface (CLI) for Interfacing with FlockLab
  • Programmatic creation of FlockLab test xml files (in python)
  • Visualization of FlockLab test results

Installation

Dependencies:

  • python3.6+
  • pip

Install with

python -m pip install flocklab-tools

or

pip install flocklab-tools

Uninstall

python3 -m pip uninstall flocklab-tools

Usage

Command Line Interface (CLI)

System wide command:

flocklab -h

Alternative (using the python module):

python -m flocklab -h

Command Line Options:

-h, --help            show this help message and exit
-v <testconfig.xml>, --validate <testconfig.xml>
                      validate test config
-c <testconfig.xml>, --create <testconfig.xml>
                      create / schedule new test
-a <testid>, --abort <testid>
                      abort test
-d <testid>, --delete <testid>
                      delete test
-g <testid>, --get <testid>
                      get test results (via https)
-f <testid>, --fetch <testid>
                      fetch test results (via webdav) [NOT IMPLEMENTED YET!]
-o <platform>, --observers <platform>
                      get a list of the currently available (online)
                      observers
-p, --platforms       get a list of the available platforms
-x <result directory>, --visualize <result directory>
                      Visualize FlockLab result data

Visualization of FlockLab Results

flocklab -x <result directory>

Python Support

Example

from flocklab import Flocklab as fl
from flocklab import *

testId = 0
fl.getResults(testId)

fc = FlocklabXmlConfig()
fc.generalConf.name = 'Example Test'
fc.generalConf.description = 'Description of example test'
fc.generalConf.duration = 60 # duration in seconds
# ...

Development

Bug Reports / Feature Requests

Please send bug reports and feature requests to rtrueb@ethz.ch.

Installation for Development

Clone this repository and run the following from inside the root folder of the project (where setup.py is located):

python -m pip install -e .

You can edit the source files and the module will reflect the changes automatically (the -e option which means editable install).

License & Copyright

Licensed under the term of MIT License (MIT). See file LICENSE.

Copyright (c) 2019, ETH Zurich, Computer Engineering Group (TEC)

List of Contributors

  • Roman Trub
  • Matthias Meyer
  • Reto Da Forno

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