# Contributing

xolotl is far from feature complete, and your contributions are welcome.

### Reporting Bugs¶

• Is it a bug? Are you sure the bug persists after you run transpile and compile and xolotl.cleanup?
• Describe what the expected behavior is, and what the actual behavior was

### Requesting Features¶

• Describe what you want
• Describe why you want it
• List papers that describe this mechanism, or original research that describes the feature you want

• If you're making a new conductance, put them in c++/conductances/<first_author_name>YY where YY is the two digit year
• Run xolotl.testConductances to make sure your conductance file compiles correctly.
• Run x.show on your conductance file to inspect the activation curves to make sure that it matches what you want it to do