A Python Experiment Suite


Abstract


We introduce the Python Experiment Suite, an open source software tool written in Python, that supports scientists, engineers and others to conduct automated generic software experiments on a larger scale with numerous features: parameter ranges and combinations can be evaluated automatically, where different experiment architectures (e.g. grid search) are available. The suite also takes care of logging results into files, can handle experiment interruption and continuation, for instance after process termination by power failure, supports execution on multiple cores and contains a convenient Python interface to retrieve the stored results. Configuration files ease the setup of complex experiments without modifying code, and various run-time options allow for a variety of use cases.

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