ArviZ supports multiple backends. While adding another backend, please ensure you meet the following design patterns.
Each backend should be placed in a different module per the backend.
arviz.plots.backends for examples.
The code in the root level of
arviz.plots should not contain
any opinion on backend. The idea is that the root level plotting
function performs math and constructs keywords, and the backends
arviz.plots.backends perform the backend specific
keyword argument defaulting and plot behavior.
The convenience function
get_plotting_function available in
arviz.plots.get_plotting_function should be called to obtain
the correct plotting function from the associated backend. If
adding a new backend follow the pattern provided to programmatically
call the correct backend.
Tests for each backend should be split into their own module See tests.test_plots_matplotlib for an example.
Gallery examples are not required but encouraged. Examples are compiled into the ArviZ documentation website. The examples directory can be found in the root of the ArviZ git repository.