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These are short articles that answer common questions about Hypothesis.

How many times will Hypothesis run my test?

This is one of the most common first questions about Hypothesis.

People generally assume that the number of tests run will depend on the specific strategies used, but that’s generally not the case. Instead Hypothesis has a fairly fixed set of heuristics to determine how many times to run, which are mostly independent of the data being generated.

But how many runs is that?

The short answer is 200. Assuming you have a default configuration and everything is running smoothly, Hypothesis will run your test 200 times.

The longer answer is “It’s complicated”. It will depend on the exact behaviour of your tests and the value of some settings. In this article I’ll try to clear up some of the specifics of which settings affect the answer and how.

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How do I use pytest fixtures with Hypothesis?

pytest is a great test runner, and is the one Hypothesis itself uses for testing (though Hypothesis works fine with other test runners too).

It has a fairly elaborate fixture system, and people are often unsure how that interacts with Hypothesis. In this article we’ll go over the details of how to use the two together.

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