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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

HyperCoast could always use more documentation, whether as part of the official HyperCoast 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 HyperCoast for local development.

  1. Fork the HyperCoast repo on GitHub.

  2. Clone your fork locally:

    $ git clone<YOUR-GITHUB-USERNAME>/HyperCoast.git
  3. Create a new conda environment to install HyperCoast and its dependencies. Assuming you have Anaconda or Miniconda installed, this is how you set up your fork for local development:

    $ conda install -n base mamba -c conda-forge
    $ conda create -n hyper python=3.11
    $ conda activate hyper
    $ mamba install -c conda-forge hypercoast cartopy earthaccess mapclassify pyvista
    $ cd HyperCoast/
    $ pip install -e .
  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 pre-commit and the tests:

    $ pip install pre-commit
    $ pre-commit install
    $ pre-commit run --all-files
    $ python -m unittest discover tests/
  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.

  8. Check the status of your pull request on GitHub and make sure that the tests for the pull request pass for all supported Python versions.
  9. Commit more changes to your branch to fix the text errors if necessary.
  10. Wait for the pull request to be reviewed by the maintainers.
  11. Congratulations! You've made your contribution to HyperCoast!