Developer corner

Interested in adding new functions or making PyConTurb even better? Great to have you! This page is a resource to get you coding and contributing in no time.

Developer install

We highly recommend developers install PyConTurb into its own environment to prevent installation conflicts. Instructions are provided here. The commands to clone and install PyConTurb with developer options into the current active environment in an Anaconda Prompt are as follows:

git clone
cd PyConTurb
pip install -r dev_reqs.txt
pip install -e .

If you plan on writing/running tests, running Jupyter notebooks, or


This project follows Semantic Versioning (2.0).

Submitting merge requests

PyConTurb is an open-source, community-based project. Therefore, merge requests with bug fixes or implemented feature requests are welcome! To ensure that your merge request is reviewed and accepted as quickly as possible, please be sure to write a test for your bug fix and be sure to adhere to PEP8 conventions. Submitting a merge request from a branch in your own fork of the repo is preferred, but you may also work in a branch on this repo.

Here is a quick, step-by-step guide for fixing a bug:

  1. If the bug is not reported in the issue tracker,

  2. Make sure your master branch is updated (git pull origin master).

  3. Switch to a new branch (git checkout -b branch_name).

  4. Write a test for the bug (it should fail) in the relevant pyconturb/tests/ file(s). See other test files to figure out how to do this.

  5. Write code to fix the bug. Be sure to follow PEP8 conventions!

  6. Run the tests locally to make sure they all pass (from repo, python -m pytest pyconturb/tests).

  7. Add and commit your related files using git, if you haven’t already.

  8. Push your feature branch to GitLab (git push origin branch_name).

  9. Create a merge request in GitLab from your feature branch and assign to @rink.

  10. Make any suggested changes based on the code review, then push those changes.

  11. After the merge request is accepted, pull the new changes to master (git checkout master, then git pull origin master).