[Biopython-dev] New contributor

Michiel de Hoon mjldehoon at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 13 14:44:55 UTC 2013

Hi Andrea,

Welcome to Biopython!
It's great that you want to contribute.
Writing & finishing some unit tests sounds like a good idea, and of course bug fixing is always welcome.
Other options are to look at orphan modules in Biopython (modules without active maintainers, without documentation, or without unit tests).
Once you decide what specifically you want to work on, it's good to let us know on the mailing list, to see if anybody else is working on the same.

Good luck!


--- On Sat, 3/2/13, Andrea Rizzi <88whacko at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Andrea Rizzi <88whacko at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Biopython-dev] New contributor
> To: biopython-dev at biopython.org
> Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013, 11:49 AM
> Hello!
> My name is Andrea Rizzi and I'm a master's student in
> computer science and
> computational biology. I would be glad to help you
> developing biopython.
> I've used the library quite extensively but I'm mostly
> familiar with
> handling sequences, MSAs and PDB files.
> I've read through the small contributing guide on the wiki
> and on the
> tutorial and I thought I could start with something
> relatively
> straightforward like writing/completing some unit tests (if
> I understood
> correctly there's a fairly strong need for them). I've good
> knowledge of
> both git and unittest. Anyway any task is actually fine to
> me :) .
> If you agree I'll try to look for a module that needs some
> more testing (or
> maybe you have one to suggest me), otherwise I could just go
> to the bug
> tracker and try to help out fixing some bugs.
> -- 
> -- Andrea
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