Contributing to lasio

lasio is an open source project released under the MIT License. It has grown over the years through the wonderful work of all these contributors:

Thank you also to everyone who has helped via email, in discussions on GitHub, and on software underground!

Your help is very welcome! No contribution is too small. You can help with the documentation, adding example notebooks, posting ideas or feature requests to GitHub, or by working on the code - or anything else!

Places you can help

  • Please don’t hesitate to open a GitHub issue for any problems you are having with lasio, or any ideas for improvements.
  • Please feel free to contribute suggested changes. The easiest method is to fork lasio on GitHub and submit a pull request against the “master” branch. Don’t worry about getting all the details right, either way it’s still the most convenient way for me or other maintainers to see your changes in context.
  • Example LAS files: if you have an interesting/difficult/silly/standards-challenged LAS file (any version) you would be willing to share with me, please do so! Email it to me at The more examples we can incorporate into lasio’s regression testing, the better. If you have concerns about privacy, I’d suggest obfuscating with find-and-replace on various alpha (or numeric) characters before sending it on, and/or deleting any sensitive header lines.


Please feel free to email me at with any suggestions, criticisms, questions, example files.

Code of Conduct

Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to making participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Our Responsibilities

Project maintainers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.

Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.


This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community. Examples of representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of a project may be further defined and clarified by project maintainers.


Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team at The project team will review and investigate all complaints, and will respond in a way that it deems appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obliged to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the project’s leadership.


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant version 1.4.