The prints in the unit and integration tests are not very useful for figuring out why the test failed. It just adds to the amount of scrolling that needs to be done in order to get to test information. It also makes it harder to figure out which test is currently running because nosetests also outputs that information into stdout.
to validate, check travis builds and there should be a lot less printed outputs
Is this ok to close out or is there still work to be done here?
This is fine to close.
It's just removing print statements from the tests.