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numpy.testing.assert_raises(exception_class, callable, *args, **kwargs) assert_raises(exception_class)[source]

Fail unless an exception of class exception_class is thrown by callable when invoked with arguments args and keyword arguments kwargs. If a different type of exception is thrown, it will not be caught, and the test case will be deemed to have suffered an error, exactly as for an unexpected exception.

Alternatively, assert_raises can be used as a context manager:

>>> from numpy.testing import assert_raises
>>> with assert_raises(ZeroDivisionError):
...     1 / 0

is equivalent to

>>> def div(x, y):
...     return x / y
>>> assert_raises(ZeroDivisionError, div, 1, 0)