Even if you are not a programmer, your help is welcome. We will always have some workload to share, for instance regarding the documentation, the tutorial videos, the website, the testing, etc.
If you are yourself an expert in topological or geometrical
data analysis and you are looking for a powerful, efficient and generic
software platform to disseminate your own research code, we believe TTK may be
what you are looking for. In that case, we would be
very happy to help port your code into TTK.
We specifically designed TTK with this purpose in mind, to ease and speed up the development of topological and geometrical data analysis algorithms and to help developers write powerful, generic and efficient analysis codes. We believe TTK will really make your life easier.
Next, if you have not done so already, you may want to look at our installation, usage and development tutorial videos on our tutorial page.
TTK has been designed with a modular architecture, which should facilitates the development of new features. Moreover, TTK ships with various bash scripts that will help you generate new TTK modules by automatically creating all the required files. See our documentation, our developer guidelines, and our contributing instructions for more details. If you need assistance at this point, just ping the dev-team by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have finished the development of a new TTK module, please consider sending us a pull request. We would be happy to include it in the next release of TTK!
To be considered for inclusion in the next release of TTK, your
contributed module must adhere to the TTK design principles: templatized core
processing functions located in base-code classes only, no data copy,
no third-party dependencies (when applicable), etc. See
our documentation page for
further details. Obviously, your module must build properly without warnings
with a stable release of gcc.
Also, for visibility purposes, please provide to the dev-team:
· An example data-set;
· A ParaView state file using the above data-set and using your TTK module;
· A tutorial video illustrating the execution of the above ParaView state file as well as its step-by-step from-scratch reproduction (for the tutorial page);
· A full-size screen-shot of your TTK module in action in ParaView (for the gallery page).
Please see our contributing instructions for further details.