skbio.util.get_data_path

skbio.util.get_data_path(fn, subfolder='data')[source]

Return path to filename fn in the data folder.

State: Experimental as of 0.4.0.

During testing it is often necessary to load data files. This function returns the full path to files in the data subfolder by default.

Parameters:

fn : str

File name.

subfolder : str, defaults to data

Name of the subfolder that contains the data.

Returns:

str

Inferred absolute path to the test data for the module where get_data_path(fn) is called.

Notes

The requested path may not point to an existing file, as its existence is not checked.