Contributions are welcome, and they are greatly appreciated! The development of this package takes place on GitHub. Issues, bugs, and feature requests should be reported there. Code and documentation can be improved by submitting a pull request. Please add documentation and tests for any new code.

The package can be set up (ideally in a fresh virtual environment) for local development with the following:

$ git clone
$ pip install -e ".[dev]"

You can improve or add functionality in the espm folder, along with corresponding unit tests in espm/tests/test_*.py (with reasonable coverage). If you have a nice example to demonstrate the use of the introduced functionality, please consider adding a notebook in doc/introduction/notebooks. In general, this can be done as a relative symbolic link to a notebook in the notebooks folder.

Update README.rst and CHANGELOG.rst if applicable.

After making any change, please run the tests, and build the documentation with the following

$ make test
$ make doc

To iterate faster, you can partially run the test suite, at various degrees of granularity, as follows:

$ pytest
$ pytest

Making a release

  1. Be sure that the test passes and that the documentation compiles.

  2. Log to readthedoc <>, launch a build on latest and check that it can compile the latest version of the documentation.

  3. Update the version number and release date in, espm/ and CHANGELOG.rst.

  4. Commit the changes with git commit -am "Bump to version 0.2.0".

  5. Create a git tag with git tag -a v0.2.0 -m "espm v0.2.0".

  6. Push the tag to GitHub with git push --tag. The tag should now appear in the releases and tags tab.

  7. Create a release on GitHub and select the created tag.

  8. Build the distribution with make dist and check that the dist/espm-0.2.0.tar.gz source archive contains all required files. The binary wheel should be found as dist/espm-0.2.0.py3-none-any.whl.

  9. Test the upload and installation process:

    $ twine upload --repository-url dist/*
    $ pip install --index-url --extra-index-url espm
  10. Build and upload the distribution to the real PyPI with make release.

Repository organization

LICENSE.txt         Project license
*.rst               Important documentation
Makefile            Targets for make            Meta information about package (published on PyPI)
.gitignore          Files ignored by the git revision control system
.travis.yml         Defines testing on Travis continuous integration

espm/              Contains the modules (the actual toolbox implementation)
 __init.py__        Load modules at package import
 *.py               One file per module
espm/tables/       Contains data tables for the EDXS and EDSS models
 __init.py__        Load modules at package import
 *.json             data_files for the package
 *.txt              data_files for the package

espm/tests/        Contains the test suites (will be distributed to end user)
 __init.py__        Load modules at package import
 test_*.py          One test suite per module Test the examples in the docstrings (reference doc)

doc/                Package documentation            Sphinx configuration
 index.rst          Documentation entry page
 *.rst              Include doc files from root directory

doc/reference/      Reference documentation
 index.rst          Reference entry page
 *.rst              Only directives, the actual doc is alongside the code

 index.rst          Tutorials entry page
 *.rst              One file per tutorial

 *.ipynb            One notebook per tutorial