Contributing material to the site#

The source code of this knowledgebase can be found on Github. The site is hosted using GitHub pages, and will automatically rebuild after every change to the main branch.

If you are new to using GitHub, you may find our getting started with GitHub guide useful.

The site has maintainers who review issues and pull requests or encourage others to do so. The maintainers are community volunteers, and have final say over what gets merged into the knowledgebase. Pull requests must receive at least one ‘approval’ before they can be merged.

The majority of this guide is written in markdown (.md) and Jupyter notebook (.ipynb) files. Jupyter Books use MyST which is an extension of basic markdown syntax. See their MyST cheatsheet for information about formatting. Markdown pages do not contain executable content, whereas the notebook files do. See the Jupyter Books guide on writing executable content for more information about notebooks.

The structure and configuration of the book are determined by the YAML files _toc.yml and _config.yml. Don’t edit these unless you know what you’re doing!

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