Contributing to datefixRSource:
First of all, thanks for considering contributing to our_package!
datefixR is an open source project and is not directly funded
How you can contribute
There are several ways you can contribute to this project. If you want to know more about why and how to contribute to open source projects like this one, see this Open Source Guide.
Share the love ❤️
Think datefixR is useful? Let others discover it, by telling them in person, via Twitter or a blog post.
Using datefixR for a paper you are writing? Consider citing it.
Ask a question ⁉️
Using datefixR and got stuck? Browse the documentation to see if you can find a solution. Still stuck? Post your question as an issue on GitHub. While we cannot offer user support, we’ll try to do our best to address it, as questions often lead to better documentation or the discovery of bugs.
Want to ask a question in private? Contact the package maintainer by email.
Propose an idea 💡
Have an idea for a new datefixR feature? Take a look at the documentation and issue list to see if it isn’t included or suggested yet. If not, suggest your idea as an issue on GitHub. While we can’t promise to implement your idea, it helps to:
- Explain in detail how it would work.
- Keep the scope as narrow as possible.
See below if you want to contribute code for your idea as well.
Report a bug 🐛
Using datefixR and discovered a bug? That’s annoying! Don’t let others have the same experience and report it as an issue on GitHub so we can fix it. A good bug report makes it easier for us to do so, so please include:
- Your operating system name and version (e.g. Mac OS 10.13.6).
- Any details about your local setup that might be helpful in troubleshooting.
- Detailed steps to reproduce the bug.
Improve the documentation 📖
Noticed a typo on the website? Think a function could use a better example? Good documentation makes all the difference, so your help to improve it is very welcome!
This website is generated with
pkgdown. That means we don’t have to write any html: content is pulled together from documentation in the code, vignettes, Markdown files, the package
_pkgdown.yml settings. If you know your way around
pkgdown, you can propose a file change to improve documentation. If not, report an issue and we can point you in the right direction.
Functions are described as comments near their code and translated to documentation using
roxygen2. If you want to improve a function description:
- Go to
R/directory in the code repository.
- Look for the file with the name of the function.
Propose a file change to update the function documentation in the roxygen comments (starting with
Contribute code 📝
Care to fix bugs or implement new functionality for our_package? Awesome! 👏 Have a look at the issue list and leave a comment on the things you want to work on. See also the development guidelines below.
We also welcome support for adding names of months in different languages! 🌍 If you are interested in adding the months of the year in your language, please see R/months.R
We try to follow the GitHub flow for development.
This package also uses the tidyverse style guide enforced by the styler package. Before committing your code, try to remember to call
styler::style_pkg(). Do not worry if you forget to call this function though! When you open a pull request, a bot should try to run both
styler::style_pkg() on your code anyway. This package also uses fledge to update NEWS.md. If your change should be included in the package change log, start your commit with - to ensure your change will be recorded in the change log.
- Fork this repo and clone it to your computer. To learn more about this process, see this guide.
- If you have forked and cloned the project before and it has been a while since you worked on it, pull changes from the original repo to your clone by using
git pull upstream master.
- Open the RStudio project file (
- Make your changes:
- Write your code.
- Test your code (bonus points for adding unit tests).
- Document your code (see function documentation above).
- Check your code with
devtools::check()and aim for 0 errors and warnings.
- Commit and push your changes. Remember to start your commit with - to update the change log (NEWS.md)
- Submit a pull request.