File Path/Global name issue
gordon at panix.com
Thu Mar 20 22:31:15 CET 2014
In <2089d20b-aa60-462f-aad0-51109849cf36 at googlegroups.com> roy.snuffles at gmail.com writes:
> I am currently running code for a program called HotNet (https://github.com/raphael-group/hotnet)
> In its simpleRun.py file, there is a place to insert a file path to be run.
> parser.add_argument('-mf', '--infmat_file', required=True,
> help='Path to .mat file containing influence matrix')
> My path file is /home/lai/Downloads/influence_matrix_files/hprd_inf_.mat
You're completely misunderstanding the purpose of this line of code. Its
intent is to allow you to pass the matrix file location to the script by
using the '-mf' or '--infmat_file' arguments, thus not requiring you to
edit the script at all.
The 'help' parameter provides a message explaining the usage of that
particular argument if the simpleRun.py script is executed with the '-help'
For example, if you were unsure how to use the simpleRun.py script, you
might run this command:
And you might see output that looks like this:
Usage: simpleRun.py [options]
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-mf, --infmat_file Path to .mat file containing influence matrix
-d, --dance do a little dance
-l, --love make a little love
The help message thus informs you that you can provide the location to an
influence matrix file by using the '-mf' or '--infmat_file' arguments.
There are also -d and -l options that do ... something.
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