Full details on how to use PyCUTEst are available in the documentation.
PyCUTEst requires the following software to be installed:
- Python 2.7 or Python 3 (http://www.python.org/)
- CUTEst (see below)
Please Note: Currently PyCUTEst only supports Mac and Linux. For Windows 10 (or later), PyCUTEst can be used through the Windows Subsystem for Linux, following the Linux installation instructions.
Installing CUTEst on Linux
These instructions do not include installation of the MATLAB interface. You will need to install four packages: archdefs, SIFDecode, CUTEst and MASTSIF. To keep things simple, install all four packages in the same directory:
$ mkdir cutest $ cd cutest $ git clone https://github.com/ralna/ARCHDefs ./archdefs $ git clone https://github.com/ralna/SIFDecode ./sifdecode $ git clone https://github.com/ralna/CUTEst ./cutest $ git clone https://bitbucket.org/optrove/sif ./mastsif
mastsif contains all the test problem definitions and
is therefore quite large. If you're short on space you may want to copy
*.SIF files for the problems you wish to test on.
Next set the following environment variables in your
~/.bashrc to point to the installation directories used above:
# CUTEst export ARCHDEFS=/path/to/cutest/archdefs/ export SIFDECODE=/path/to/cutest/sifdecode/ export MASTSIF=/path/to/cutest/mastsif/ export CUTEST=/path/to/cutest/cutest/ export MYARCH="pc64.lnx.gfo"
Now we are ready to install CUTEst in double precision (requires
$ source ~/.bashrc # load above environment variables $ /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jfowkes/pycutest/master/.install_cutest.sh)"
And CUTEst should run from here. To test that the installation works, issue the commands:
$ cd $SIFDECODE/src ; make -f $SIFDECODE/makefiles/$MYARCH test $ cd $CUTEST/src ; make -f $CUTEST/makefiles/$MYARCH test
Please Note: currently PyCUTEst only supports gfortran and uses the default version on your path (as returned by
gfortran -v ). Please ensure this is the same version that you install CUTEst with above otherwise you may experience segmentation faults.
Installing CUTEst on Mac
Install CUTEst using Homebrew as detailed below (installing CUTEst manually on Mac is not supported). First it is important to ensure that you have the latest version of Xcode Command Line Tools installed (or the latest version of Xcode), please ensure this is the case by following this guide. Now install the Homebrew package manager:
$ /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
Then you can easily install CUTEst:
$ brew tap optimizers/cutest $ brew install cutest --without-single --with-matlab # if using Matlab interface $ brew install mastsif # if you want all the test problems $ for f in "archdefs" "mastsif" "sifdecode" "cutest"; do \ $ echo ". $(brew --prefix $f)/$f.bashrc" >> ~/.bashrc; \ $ done
Please Note: you may see warnings such as
ld: warning: object file (RANGE.o) was built for newer macOS version (11.5) than being linked (10.15) when using PyCUTEst on Mac. To suppress these warnings please set the environment variable
MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET to your current macOS version (e.g.
export MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=11.5 in this example, you can make this permanent by adding it to your
For easy installation, use pip:
$ pip install pycutest
Note that if an older install of PyCUTEst is present on your system you can use:
$ pip install --upgrade pycutest
to upgrade PyCUTEst to the latest version.
You will then need to create a folder which will store all your compiled problems:
$ mkdir pycutest_cache
And set an environment variable to tell PyCUTEst about this directory, by adding to your
If you do not set this environment variable, then PyCUTEst will create a cache folder of compiled problems inside your current working directory.
Note that can uninstall PyCUTEst as follows:
$ pip uninstall pycutest
Please report any bugs using GitHub's issue tracker.
We welcome contributions to PyCUTEst, please see
This package is released under the GNU GPL license.