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

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

Return type

str

Notes

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