Contributors and advanced users can use this workflow to install OpenSoundscape using Poetry. Poetry installation allows direct use of the most recent version of the code. This workflow allows advanced users to use the newest features in OpenSoundscape, and allows developers/contributors to build and test their contributions.

Poetry installation

  • Install poetry
  • Create a new virtual environment for the OpenSoundscape installation. If you are using Anaconda, you can create a new environment with conda create -n opso-dev python==3.8 where opso-dev is the name of the new virtual environment. Use conda activate opso-dev to enter the environment to work on OpenSoundscape and conda deactivate opso-dev to return to your base Python installation. If you are not using Anaconda, other packages such as virtualenv should work as well. Ensure that the Python version is compatible with the current version of OpenSoundscape.
  • Internal Contributors: Clone this github repository to your machine: git clone
  • External Contributors: Fork this github repository and clone the fork to your machine
  • Ensure you are in the top-level directory of the clone
  • Switch to the development branch of OpenSoundscape: git checkout develop
  • Install OpenSoundscape using poetry install. This will install OpenSoundscape and its dependencies into the opso-dev virtual environment. By default it will install OpenSoundscape in develop mode, so that updated code in the respository can be imported without reinstallation.
    • If you are on a Mac and poetry install fails to install numba, contact one of the developers for help troubleshooting your issues.
  • Install the ffmpeg dependency. On a Mac, ffmpeg can be installed using Homebrew.
  • Run the test suite to ensure that everything installed properly. From the top-level directory, run the command pytest.

Contribution workflow

Contributing to code

Make contributions by editing the code in your repo. Create branches for features by starting with the develop branch and then running git checkout -b feature_branch_name. Once work is complete, push the new branch to remote using git push -u origin feature_branch_name. To merge a feature branch into the development branch, use the GitHub web interface to create a merge or a pull request. Before opening a PR, do the following to ensure the code is consistent with the rest of the package:

  • Run the test suite using pytest
  • Format the code with black style (from the top level of the repo): black .

Contributing to documentation

Build the documentation using sphinx-build docs docs/_build