Since a number of people are currently in the process of developing new metric code for the MAF, it would be helpful to establish a procedure for submitting them.
- Fork the Github MAF repository: Go to
https://github.com/LSST-nonproject/sims_maf_contrib …and click the ‘fork’ button to creates your own copy of the repository, to which you can commit your new code at will without affecting anyone else.
- Clone the forked repository to your local machine:
git clone https://github.com/<YOUR GITHUB ID>/sims_maf_contrib.git
- Add your code to this directory within your repo: …/sims_maf_contrib/mafContrib …and commit and push changes to your forked repo in Github as normal.
- When you are happy your code has been completed, issue a pull request from the LSST-nonproject/sims_maf_contrib.git repo so that they can approve and integrate your new metrics.
I also suggest that developers should submit new metric code as soon as its available rather than wait for the white paper deadline, to avoid a sudden flood of pull requests to the MAF team.