Hack

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

Get started!

  1. Fork the Watson repository on GitHub.
  2. Clone your fork locally:

    $ git clone git@github.com:your_name_here/Watson.git
    
  3. Install Watson locally:

    $ mkvirtualenv watson
    $ cd Watson
    $ pip install -r requirements-tests.txt
    $ python setup.py develop
    
  4. Create a branch for local development:

    $ git checkout -b name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
    

    Now you can make your changes locally.

  5. When you’re done making changes, check that your changes pass the tests (see Run the tests):

    $ tox
    
  6. If you have added a new command or updated/fixed docstrings, please update the documentation:

    $ make docs
    
  7. Commit your changes and push your branch to GitHub:

    $ git add .
    $ git commit -m "Your detailed description of your changes."
    $ git push -u origin name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
    
  8. After reading this, submit a pull request through the GitHub website.

Run the tests

The tests use pytest. To run them with the default Python interpreter:

$ py.test -v tests/

To run the tests via tox with all Python versions which are available on your system and are defined in the tox.ini file, simply run:

$ tox

This will also check the source code with flake8.