PyStan uses logging-module from the Python Standard library to output messages for the user. By default, messages are sent to sys.stdout. For more information and usage see logging-module <https://docs.python.org/3.7/library/logging.handlers.html> and logging-cookbook <https://docs.python.org/3/howto/logging-cookbook.html>

Advanced users

To add other logger handlers or to redirect all messages from PyStan, the user needs to setup output handlers manually. If the setup is done before importing PyStan, PyStan won’t add automatically logging.StreamHandler to logging handlers. Otherwise, PyStan adds logging.StreamHandler and other handlers coexist with the default handler.

Adding FileHandler

To redirect all messages only to a file.

import logging
logger = logging.getLogger("pystan")

# add root logger (logger Level always Warning)
# not needed if PyStan already imported

logger_path = "pystan.log"
fh = logging.FileHandler(logger_path, encoding="utf-8")
# optional step
formatter = logging.Formatter('%(asctime)s - %(name)s - %(levelname)s - %(message)s')

import pystan

To use both (default, file) logging options import pystan before the setup. In this case PyStan adds root handler, which means that user can skip the root handler step.

import pystan

import logging
logger = logging.getLogger("pystan")