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We really appreciate your help.
fork the attune repository (if you have push access to the main repository you can skip this step)
attuneto your machine:
$ git clone <your fork>
in the cloned directory (note, to install to system python, you may need to use
sudofor this command):
$ pip install -e .[dev]
- ensure that the changes you intend to make have corresponding issues on GitHub
if you aren’t sure how to break your ideas into atomic issues, feel free to open a discussion issue
looking for low-hanging fruit? check out the help wanted label for beginner-friendly issues
$ # Create the branch, including remote $ git branch <your branch> --set-upstream-to origin origin/<your branch> $ git checkout <your branch> # Switch to the newly created branch
run all tests to ensure that nothing is broken right off the start
make your changes, commiting often
$ git status # See which files you have changed/added $ git diff # See changes since your last commit $ git add <files you wish to commit> $ git commit -m "Description of changes" -m "More detail if needed"
mark your issues as resolved (within your commit message):
$ git commit -m "added crazy colormap (resolves #99)"
If your commit is related to an issue, but does not resolve it, use
addresses #99in the commit message
if appropriate, add tests that address your changes (if you just fixed a bug, it is strongly reccomended that you add a test so that the bug cannot come back unanounced)
once you are done with your changes, run your code through flake8 and pydocstyle
$ flake8 file.py $ pydocstyle file.py
add yourself to CONTRIBUTORS
push your changes to the remote branch (github)
$ git pull # make sure your branch is up to date $ git push
make a pull request to the master branch
communicate with the maintainers in your pull request, assuming any further work needs to be done
- Internally we use the following abbreviations:
import WrightTools as wt
import matplotlib as mpl
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
attune follows pep8, with the following modifications:
Maximum line length from 79 characters to 99 characters.
attunedoes not require all magic methods (e.g.
__add__) to have a docstring.
It remains encourged to add a docstring if there is any ambiguity of the meaning.
$ # These will check the whole directory (recursively) $ flake8 $ pydocstyle
Consider using black for automated code corrections. Black is an opinionated code formatter for unambiguous standardization.
$ git commit -m "Describe changes" $ black file.py $ git diff # review changes $ git add file.py $ git commit -m "black style fixes"
We also provide a configuration to use git hooks to automatically apply
black style to edited files.
This hook can be installed using
$ pre-commit install
When committing, it will automatically apply the style, and prevent the commit from completing if changes are made. If that is the case, simply re-add the changed files and then commit again. This prevents noisy commit logs with changes that are purely style conformity.