pymetrics(1) Python source code metrics


pymetrics [options] files...


This manual page documents briefly the pymetrics command

pymetrics is a program that produces metrics for Python programs. Metrics include McCabe's Cyclomatic Complexity metric, LoC, %Comments, etc. Users can also define their own metrics using data from PyMetrics. PyMetrics optionally outputs to stdout, SQL command files and CSV files.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
-h, --help
show this help message and exit
name of output SQL command file. (Default is metricData.sql)
name of output SQL token table. (Default is metricTokens)
name of output SQL metrics table. (Default is metricData)
name of output CSV data file. (Default is metricData.csv)
File containing list of path names to modules for analysis.
list of metrics to include in run. This is a comma separated list of metric module names with no whitespace. Optionally, you can specify the class name of the metric by following the module name with a colon (:) and the metric class name. (Default metrics are 'simple:SimpleMetric,mccabe:McCabeMetric,sloc:SLOC Metric'. Default metric class name for metric module 'wxYz' is 'WxYzMetric' when only module name given -- note capitalized metric class name.)
-l LIBNAME, --library=LIBNAME
user-defined name applied to collection of modules (Default is '')
-e, --exists
assume SQL tables exist and does not generate creation code. Using this option sets option -N. (Default is False)
-N, --noold
create new command output files and tables after deleting old results, if any. Ignored if -e is set. (Default is False)
-B, --nobasic
suppress production of Basic metrics (Default is False)
-S, --nosql
suppress production of output SQL command text file. (Default is False)
-C, --nocsv
suppress production of CSV output text file. (Default is False)
-H, --noheadings
suppress heading line in csv file. (Default is False)
-k, --kwcnt
generate keyword counts. (Default is False)
-K, --nokwcnt
suppress keyword counts. (Default is True)
-q, --quiet
suppress normal summary output to stdout. (Default is False)
-z, --zero
display zero or empty values in output to stdout. (Default is to suppress zero/empty output)
-v, --verbose
Produce verbose output - more -v's produce more output. (Default is no verbose output to stdout)
-d, --debug
Provide debug output, not usually generated - internal use only


pymetrics was written by Reg. Charney.

This manual page was written by Andrew Pollock <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).