Contributing to ArviZΒΆ

As a scientific, community-driven, open source software project, ArviZ welcomes contributions from interested individuals or groups. These guidelines are provided to give potential contributors information to make their contribution compliant with the conventions of the ArviZ project, and maximize the probability of such contributions to be merged as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Even though contributing code or documentation by sending pull requests on the main ArviZ GitHub repository is the most common way of contributing and therefore also what this guide dedicates more resources, ArviZ welcomes any kind of contributions. As a clear proof, you can become a core contributor and participate in ArviZ governance without having contributed code to ArviZ. All contributions to ArviZ, either on its codebase, its documentation or its community are valuable.

Contact us on Gitter if you want to contribute to the project but you are not sure where you can contribute.

There are 4 main ways of contributing to the ArviZ codebase (in descending order of difficulty or scope):

  • Adding new or improved functionality to the existing codebase

  • Fixing outstanding issues (bugs) with the existing codebase. They range from low-level software bugs to higher-level design problems.

  • Contributing or improving the documentation (docs) or examples (arviz/examples)

  • Submitting issues related to bugs or desired enhancements. Details at Issue reports

Further information on how to contribute to ArviZ can be found at the specific pages: