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This outlines how to propose a change to igraph.

Fixing typos

You can fix typos, spelling mistakes, or grammatical errors in the documentation directly using the GitHub web interface, as long as the changes are made in the source file. This generally means you’ll need to edit roxygen2 comments in an .R, not a .Rd file. You can find the .R file that generates the .Rd by reading the comment in the first line.

Bigger changes

If you want to make a bigger change, it’s a good idea to first file an issue and make sure someone from the team agrees that it’s needed. If you’ve found a bug, please file an issue that illustrates the bug with a minimal reprex (this will also help you write a unit test, if needed). See the tidyverse guide on how to create a great issue for more advice.

Pull request process

  • Fork the package and clone onto your computer. If you haven’t done this before, you can use usethis::create_from_github("igraph/rigraph", fork = TRUE).

  • Install all development dependencies with pak::pak(), and then make sure the package passes R CMD check by running devtools::check(). If R CMD check doesn’t pass cleanly, it’s a good idea to ask for help before continuing.

  • Create a Git branch for your pull request (PR). You can use usethis, GitHub Desktop, etc.

  • Make your changes, commit to git, and then create a PR. The title of your PR should briefly describe the change. The body of your PR should contain Fixes #issue-number.

Code style

  • New code should follow the tidyverse style guide. You can use the styler package to apply these styles, but please don’t restyle code that has nothing to do with your PR.

  • We use roxygen2, with Markdown syntax, for documentation.

  • We use testthat for unit tests. Please add test cases for the change you are proposing, or ask us for help.

Test files

We strive to align script and test names. This is still a work-in-progress but the goal is to have code from R/name.R tested in tests/testthat/test-name.R. This allows easy toggling between the two files thanks to usethis::use_test() and usethis::use_r().

Code of Conduct

Please note that the igraph project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By contributing to this project you agree to abide by its terms.