[petsc-dev] Nightly tests quick summary page

Jed Brown jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jan 23 22:18:16 CST 2013

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 10:03 PM, Matthew Knepley <knepley at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am torn here. I would bet serious money that I can write a parser for
> our current numerical output in 1/10
> of the time it takes to write new output/parsers and setup all the
> associated infrastructure (databases). If
> all we ever do is compare, we should just write the parser. Can you think
> of any other value that would come
> from JSON test output?

petscplot does this parsing in a relatively extensible way


The problem is that when users inject their own diagnostic output, we don't
have a reliable way to identify ours. If we had a mechanism by which the
output from each object was reliably distinguished, it would be easier to
build tools that consume the output. In addition to plotting and error
checking, it's relevant for live monitoring and batch analysis. I currently
do batch analysis with multiple passes of grep and awk (the effort to
properly parsing every incidental thing is too high for the first pass),
but it's less precise than I'd like.
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