--from_file FILENAME


Text file where dlatkInterface flags can be set. See also: --to_file. See ../tutorials/tut_init_files for more info.

Argument and Default Value

No defaults


Any variable in the text file can be overridden by the command line. Precedence: command line > init file > default. Do NOT quote strings. Lists must be comma separated.

This is a list of all of the variables that can be read from the file:

corpdb =
corptable =
correl_field =
mysql_host =
message_field =
messageid_field =
date_field =
lexicondb =
feattable =
featnames =
featlabelmaptable =
featlabelmaplex =
lextable =
wordTable =
outcometable =
outcomefields =
outcomecontrols =
outcomeinteraction =
groupfreqthresh =
outputname =
p_correction_method =
tagcloudcolorscheme =
maxP =
encoding =

Note: when using an init file outside of dlatkInterface, i.e., when using the classes explicitly, most of these values will be ignored.

Example Commands

Given the file someFile.ini:

correl_field = user_id
feattable = feat$cat_met_a30_2000_cp_w$msgs$user_id$16to16
outcometable = blog_outcomes
outcomefields = is_student
outcomecontrols = age, gender
outputname = /home/username/my_output
groupfreqthresh = 500
p_correction_method = bonferroni

the command:

dlatkInterface.py --from_file ~/someFile.ini --correlate

is equivalent to:

dlatkInterface.py -d dla_tutorial -t msgs -c user_id --group_freq_thresh 500 \
-f 'feat$cat_met_a30_2000_cp_w$msgs$user_id$16to16' --outcome_table blog_outcomes \
--outcomes is_student --controls age gender --correlate  \
--output_name ~/my_output --p_value 0.05 --p_correction 'bonferroni' --to_file ~/someFile.ini