Developer Guide

This is a style guide explains how create and edit deep.TEACHING notebooks in a concise way.

General Guidelines

  • Create small and topic focused notebooks. Before your teaching material gets to complex, think about how you can split it up.
  • Describe the requirement to understand the lesson as accurately as possible.
  • Offer exercises to practice
  • Does your notebook require program code that is not directly related to the teaching material, such as extensiv data preprocessing, use the related Python Module: Deep Teaching Commons to provide it.

Git Branches

First of all, please do not make changes in the master branch.

Create your pull request for the dev branch. As soon as it is merged into dev, the website will be rebuilt and deployed under as part of the Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline. The main purpose of the dev branch is to identify breaking changes in the website build process or in the HTML rendering.

We will merge dev into master at some point, which will then trigger an update for

If you don’t want unfinished notebooks to appear on or you should consider creating a feature branch for the notebook. You can merge your feature branch into dev as soon as it’s ready.

Git Folder Structure

If you contribute to that repository, please follow this folder structure:

├── media
│   ├── new_developer       # Create a your own media folder and declare under which license your materials may be used.
├── notebooks               #
│   ├── topic A             #
│   │   ├── my_new_notebook # Create your teaching notebook under a appropriate topic or create a new one. Your notebook name should indicate the teaching content.
│   │   └── ...
│   ├── topic B
│   └── ...
└── ...

Notebook Structure

All notebooks have the same structure, so that all deep.TEACHING materials have a similar design. To maintain consistency we offer a blueprint notebook that should be used to create your own teaching materials. The reference implementatition notebooks/sequence-learning/exercise-bi-gram-language-model.ipynb serves as an example.

Coding Style

Be compliant with the PEP8 - Style Guide for Python Code

Links are required to comply with linking behavior in Jupyter Lab, which means that all links from file A to file B are relative to the path of file A.

Consider this directory structure:

├── notebooks
│   ├── bar.ipynb
├── media
│   ├── baz.png

The following links will work:

[link from bar.ipynb to](../
[link from to bar.ipynb](notebooks/bar.ipynb)
![embedding image in](media/baz.png)

It is possible to reference a section within a *.md markdown file.

[Section Links](#Links)

An external link works as expected.

[Educational Materials on Gitlab](

Jupyter Lab

We are using Jupyter Lab, not Jupyter Notebook Server, as a development platform. Ensuring compatibility with Jupyter Lab is first priority. Making sure that the HTML version on renders correctly is considered a sencond priority and must be adressed without breaking Jupyter Lab compatibility. As of version 0.31.12, Jupyter Lab does not provide a way to use CSS styles in notebooks, therefore no custom CSS is used.

Citation Style

Citation of literature is based on the IEEE editorial style manual. Only in the case of in-text citations we deviate from these specifications. Instead of a reference number we use the first three letters of the surname of the main author and the last two numbers of the publication year.