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Welcome to nose2

nose2 is the successor to nose.

It’s unittest with plugins.

nose2 is a new project and does not support all of the features of nose. See differences for a thorough rundown.

nose2’s purpose is to extend unittest to make testing nicer and easier to understand.

nose2 vs pytest

nose2 may or may not be a good fit for your project.

If you are new to python testing, we encourage you to also consider pytest, a popular testing framework.

Full Docs

Full documentation for nose is available on readthedocs.


If you want to make contributions, you can use the Makefile to get started quickly and easily:

# All you need is a supported version of python and virtualenv installed
make test

Don’t worry if you don’t have all supported versions installed. Your changes will get tested automatically when you make a PR.

Use make help to see other options, and read the contributing guide for full detail.

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