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_app --help

usage: [-h] [--coverage COVERAGE]

Sympathy for Data

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --coverage COVERAGE   Enable computation of and store output in file

    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
    spyder              external command help
    ipython             external command help
    nosetests           external command help
    pyflakes            external command help
    pylint              external command help

Gui and Cli

The options for the gui and cli commands are similar.

python -m sympathy_app 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
  -v, --version         show Sympathy for Data version
  -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_app viewer --help

usage: viewer [-h] [filename]

positional arguments:
  filename    sydata file

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


python -m sympathy_app install --help

usage: install [-h] [--generate-all] [--generate-docs]
                           [--docs-library-dir DOCS_LIBRARY_DIR]
                           [--docs-output-dir DOCS_OUTPUT_DIR] [--compile]
                           [--compile-all] [--register] [--all]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --generate-all, --generate_all
                        generate parser files
  --compile             compile sympathy
  --compile-all, --compile_all
                        compile all site-package files
  --register            register application and create shortcuts
  --all                 perform full installation, includes all options if
                        enabled or by default if no other options are provided

  --generate-docs, --generate_docs
                        generate documentation files
  --docs-library-dir DOCS_LIBRARY_DIR, --docs_library_dir DOCS_LIBRARY_DIR
                        path to library to generate docs for, if not specified
                        generated documentation will be for the standard
                        library and platform
  --docs-output-dir DOCS_OUTPUT_DIR, --docs_output_dir DOCS_OUTPUT_DIR
                        choose folder in which to output generated docs


python -m sympathy_app uninstall --help

usage: uninstall [-h]

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


python -m sympathy_app tests --help

usage: tests [-h] [-v]

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


python -m sympathy_app clear --help

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

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