For Software Developers¶
Hail is an open-source project. We welcome contributions to the repository.
The Hail source code is hosted on GitHub:
git clone https://github.com/hail-is/hail.git cd hail/hail
By default, Hail uses pre-compiled native libraries that are compatible with recent Mac OS X and Debian releases. If you’re not using one of these OSes, set the environment (or Make) variable HAIL_COMPILE_NATIVES to any value. This variable tells GNU Make to build the native libraries from source.
Build and install a wheel file from source with local-mode
make install-wheel HAIL_COMPILE_NATIVES=1
As above, but explicitly specifying the Spark version:
make install-wheel HAIL_COMPILE_NATIVES=1 SPARK_VERSION=2.4.1
Building the Docs and Website¶
Build without testing the documentation examples:
Build while testing the documentation examples (significantly slower):
Serve the built website on http://localhost:8000/
(cd build/www && python3 -m http.server)
Running the tests¶
A couple Hail tests compare to PLINK 1.9 (not PLINK 2.0 [ignore the confusing URL]):
Execute every Hail test using at most 8 parallel threads:
make -j8 test
Chat with the dev team on our Zulip chatroom if you have an idea for a contribution. We can help you determine if your project is a good candidate for merging.
Keep in mind the following principles when submitting a pull request:
- A PR should focus on a single feature. Multiple features should be split into multiple PRs.
- Before submitting your PR, you should rebase onto the latest master.
- PRs must pass all tests before being merged. See the section above on Running the tests locally.
- PRs require a review before being merged. We will assign someone from our dev team to review your PR.
- When you make a PR, include a short message that describes the purpose of the PR and any necessary context for the changes you are making.