Contributing to MMPreTrain

Thanks for your interest in contributing to MMPreTrain! All kinds of contributions are welcome, including but not limited to the following.

  • Fix typo or bugs

  • Add documentation or translate the documentation into other languages

  • Add new features and components


We recommend the potential contributors follow this workflow for contribution.

  1. Fork and pull the latest MMPreTrain repository, follow get started to setup the environment.

  2. Checkout a new branch (do not use the master or dev branch for PRs)

git checkout -b xxxx # xxxx is the name of new branch
  1. Edit the related files follow the code style mentioned below

  2. Use pre-commit hook to check and format your changes.

  3. Commit your changes

  4. Create a PR with related information

Code style


We adopt PEP8 as the preferred code style.

We use the following tools for linting and formatting:

  • flake8: A wrapper around some linter tools.

  • isort: A Python utility to sort imports.

  • yapf: A formatter for Python files.

  • codespell: A Python utility to fix common misspellings in text files.

  • mdformat: Mdformat is an opinionated Markdown formatter that can be used to enforce a consistent style in Markdown files.

  • docformatter: A formatter to format docstring.

Style configurations of yapf and isort can be found in setup.cfg.

C++ and CUDA

We follow the Google C++ Style Guide.

Pre-commit Hook

We use pre-commit hook that checks and formats for flake8, yapf, isort, trailing whitespaces, markdown files, fixes end-of-files, double-quoted-strings, python-encoding-pragma, mixed-line-ending, sorts requirments.txt automatically on every commit. The config for a pre-commit hook is stored in .pre-commit-config.

After you clone the repository, you will need to install initialize pre-commit hook.

pip install -U pre-commit

From the repository folder

pre-commit install

After this on every commit check code linters and formatter will be enforced.

Before you create a PR, make sure that your code lints and is formatted by yapf.

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