Input typed values as text

Some nodes will allow you to input text to use to produce a typed value - which could depend, for example, on the type of columns used in the operation. The text needs to use a format that is understood by the functions for reading the type used.

If the type is text, any input will do, but for other types see the following examples:


True, False, true, false, 1, 0


0, 1, 2, …


0, 0.0, 1, 1.1, …


Anything goes here!


1970-01-01T00:00:00.000000, 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000, 1970-01-01 00:00:00.00, 1970-01-01


1 days, 2 d, 44.333 seconds, 2 days 2 h 44 seconds,


1.1 + 2j

All command line options


python -m sympathy --help

usage: sympathy [-h]

Sympathy for Data

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --version             show Sympathy for Data version and exit

    gui                 run Sympathy in GUI mode
    cli                 run Sympathy in CLI mode
    viewer              run the viewer for sydata files.
    install             install Sympathy (start menu, file associations,
    uninstall           uninstall Sympathy (start menu, file associations)
    tests               run the test suite
    clear               cleanup temporary files
    launch              internal use only

Gui and Cli

The options for the gui and cli commands are similar.

python -m sympathy gui --help

usage: gui [-h] [--exit-after-exception {0,1}] [-v]
                     [-L {0,1,2,3,4,5}] [-N {0,1,2,3,4,5}]
                     [--num-worker-processes NUM_WORKER_PROCESSES]
                     [-C CONFIGFILE [CONFIGFILE ...]] [-I INIFILE]

positional arguments:
  filename              file containing workflow.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --exit-after-exception {0,1}, --exit_after_exception {0,1}
                        exit after uncaught exception occurs in a signal
  -L {0,1,2,3,4,5}, --loglevel {0,1,2,3,4,5}
                        (0) disable logging, (5) enable all logging
  -N {0,1,2,3,4,5}, --node-loglevel {0,1,2,3,4,5}, --node_loglevel {0,1,2,3,4,5}
                        (0) disable logging, (5) enable all logging
  --num-worker-processes NUM_WORKER_PROCESSES, --num_worker_processes NUM_WORKER_PROCESSES
                        number of python worker processes (0) use system
                        number of CPUs
                        workflow configuration file, used to change parameters
                        and an optional outfile for the modified workflow
  -I INIFILE, --inifile INIFILE
                        settings ini-file to use instead of the default
  --nocapture           disable capturing of node output and send it directly
                        to stdout/stderr.


python -m sympathy viewer --help

usage: sympathy viewer [-h] [filename]

positional arguments:
  filename    sydata file

optional arguments:
  -h, --help  show this help message and exit


python -m sympathy install --help

usage: sympathy install [-h] [--generate-all] [--compile] [--compile-all]
                        [--register] [--set-preference OPT-NAME OPT-VALUE]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --generate-all        generate parser files
  --compile             compile sympathy
  --compile-all         compile all site-package files
  --register            register desktop application and create shortcuts
  --set-preference OPT-NAME OPT-VALUE
                        set value of setting
  --all                 perform full installation, includes all options if
                        enabled or by default if no other options are provided


python -m sympathy uninstall --help

usage: sympathy uninstall [-h]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help  show this help message and exit


python -m sympathy clear --help

usage: sympathy clear [-h] [--caches] [--sessions]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help  show this help message and exit
  --caches    Clear caches for Sympathy.
  --sessions  Clear sessions for Sympathy.