Contributing

Contributions are welcome, and they are greatly appreciated! Every little bit helps, and credit will always be given.

You can contribute in many ways:

Types of Contributions

Report Bugs

Report bugs at https://github.com/corteva/geocube/issues.

If you are reporting a bug, please include:

  • Your operating system name and version.

  • Any details about your local setup that might be helpful in troubleshooting.

  • Detailed steps to reproduce the bug.

Fix Bugs

Look through the GitLab issues for bugs. Anything tagged with “bug” and “help wanted” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Implement Features

Look through the GitLab issues for features. Anything tagged with “enhancement” and “help wanted” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Write Documentation

geocube could always use more documentation, whether as part of the official geocube docs, in docstrings, or even on the web in blog posts, articles, and such.

Submit Feedback

The best way to send feedback is to file an issue at https://github.com/corteva/geocube/issues.

If you are proposing a feature:

  • Explain in detail how it would work.

  • Keep the scope as narrow as possible, to make it easier to implement.

  • Remember that this is a volunteer-driven project, and that contributions are welcome :)

Get Started!

Ready to contribute? Here’s how to set up geocube for local development.

  1. Fork the geocube repo on GitHub.

  2. Clone your fork locally:

    $ git clone git@github.com:your_name_here/geocube.git
    
  3. Install your local copy into a virtualenv. Assuming you have virtualenvwrapper installed, this is how you set up your fork for local development:

    $ python -m venv geocube_env
    $ cd geocube/
    $ pip install -e .[dev]
    
  4. Setup pre-commit hooks:

    $ pre-commit install
    $ pre-commit autoupdate
    
  5. Create a branch for local development:

    $ git checkout -b name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
    

    Now you can make your changes locally.

  6. When you’re done making changes, check that your changes pass flake8, are black formatter, and the tests pass:

    $ make check
    $ make test
    

    Or, if you cannot run makefile commands:

    $ flake8 geocube/ test/
    $ black --check .
    $ pytest
    
  7. Commit your changes and push your branch to GitLab:

    $ git add .
    $ git commit -m "Your detailed description of your changes."
    $ git push origin name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
    
  8. Submit a pull request through the GitHub website.

Pull Request Guidelines

Before you submit a pull request, check that it meets these guidelines:

  1. The pull request should include tests.

  2. If the pull request adds functionality, the docs should be updated. Put your new functionality into a function with a docstring, and add the feature to the list in README.rst.

  3. The pull request should work for Python 3.8-3.10.

Tips

To run a subset of tests:

$ pytest test/unit/cli/test_geocube.py::test_check_version