This page outlines how to contribute to the cchsflow package.

Adding variables to cchsflow

Transforming existing CCHS variables

Using the naming conventions described in the variables.csv and variable_details.csv you can add more CCHS variables that can be transformed and harmonized across cycles.

Creating a derived variable

You will first need to create a custom function that will carry out the necessary transformations needed for your derived variable. You will then need to specify your derived variable on variables.csv and variable_details.csv. For more information, click here.

Requesting a variable

To request a variable to be added to cchsflow, please use the variable request template available on the GitHub repository.


Linking to Images

When linking to images in .Rmd files, make sure to add the relative path to the image in the resource_files section of the .Rmd file. An example is given below,

  - ../man/figures/coding.png

Linking to other .Rmd files

When linking to other .Rmd files make sure their extension is changed to .html. This ensures that the links continue to work when they are converted to the pkgdown site

Filing an issue

The easiest way to propose a change or new feature is to file an issue. If you’ve found a bug, you may also create an associated issue. If possible, try to illustrate your proposal or the bug with a minimal reproducible example. When filing an issue, please use the issues template available on the GitHub repository.

Pull request

  • Please create a Git branch for each pull request (PR). Click here for information on how to create a PR.
  • Your contributed code should roughly follow the tidyverse style guide.
  • cchsflow uses roxygen2, with Markdown syntax, for documentation.
  • cchsflow uses testthat. Adding tests to the PR makes merging the PR into the code base less prone to bugs.
  • If your PR is a user-visible change, you may add a bullet to the top of describing the changes made. You may optionally add your GitHub username, and links to relevant issue(s)/PR(s).

Code of Conduct

Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.