Contributions are welcome, and they are greatly appreciated! Every little bit helps, and credit will always be given.

You can contribute in many ways:

Types of Contributions

Report Bugs

Report bugs at

If you are reporting a bug, please include:

  • Your operating system name and version.

  • Any details about your local setup that might be helpful in troubleshooting.

  • Detailed steps to reproduce the bug.

Fix Bugs

Look through the GitHub issues for bugs. Anything tagged with “bug” and “help wanted” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Implement Features

Look through the GitHub issues for features. Anything tagged with “enhancement” and “help wanted” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Write Documentation

pyexplainer could always use more documentation, whether as part of the official pyexplainer docs, in docstrings, or even on the web in blog posts, articles, and such.

Submit Feedback

The best way to send feedback is to file an issue at

If you are proposing a feature:

  • Explain in detail how it would work.

  • Keep the scope as narrow as possible, to make it easier to implement.

  • Remember that this is a volunteer-driven project, and that contributions are welcome :)

Get Started!

Ready to contribute? Here’s how to set up pyexplainer for local development.

  1. Fork the pyexplainer repo on GitHub.

  2. Clone your fork locally:

    $ git clone
  3. Install your local copy (it is recommended to do this with a virtual environment). The method of installation will depend on the packaging library being used. For example, if setuptools is being used (a file is present), install pyexplainer with:

    $ python install

    If poetry is being used (poetry.lock and pyproject.toml files are present), install pyexplainer with:

    $ poetry install
  4. Create a branch for local development and make your changes locally:

    $ git checkout -b name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
  5. When you’re done making changes, check that your changes conform to any code formatting requirements and pass any tests. For example, if the package uses the poetry package management library, black formatting style and pytest for testing:

    $ poetry run black pyexplainer
    $ poetry run pytest
  6. Commit your changes and push your branch to GitHub:

    $ git add .
    $ git commit -m "Your detailed description of your changes."
    $ git push origin name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
  7. Submit a pull request through the GitHub website.

Pull Request Guidelines

Before you submit a pull request, check that it meets these guidelines:

  1. The pull request should include additional tests if appropriate.

  2. If the pull request adds functionality, the docs should be updated.

  3. The pull request should work for all currently supported operating systems and versions of Python.

Code of Conduct

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