Welcome to the PyMC blog#

The PyMC project is creating a project website to complement our documentation!

What can you expect from this website?#

This website pymc.io will be used mostly to showcase important news about the project and to host a blog (this being the first post) where we will expand on details for project news, write about our initiatives, share testimonials about PyMC usage…

Blog posts will be available at pymc.io/blog.html and each will contain metadata with tags, categories, authors… For now we are starting with three categories:

  • news for news and announcements about PyMC, new major releases, grants, council elections…

  • event arguably a type of news, we will use this category to give special emphasis to PyMC related events such as PyMCon, contribution sprints, PyData or Scipy conferences with participation from PyMC members…

  • testimonial will be used for people to explain their relation and journey with PyMC, be it how they discovered and started contributing to the project or how they improved the models at their company thanks to PyMC.

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How can you contribute to the blog?#

If you have a blog post about using PyMC that doesn’t fit the documentation but could fit here and would like us to consider adding it because you believe it is of interest to all the PyMC community, let us know on Discourse using the category sharing

About the blog itself#

Let’s now showcase some of the cool features of the blog.

Multiple formats supported#

Blog posts can be written as Markdown, Jupyter notebooks or restructured text. All are rendered without problem and can easily link to posts using different types of files.

Flexible content layout#

The blog uses the sphinx-book-theme which is designed to write beautiful online books and is inspired in the Eduard Tufte CSS guide.

Moreover, we use sphinx to generate the website. We flexibility in the layout with all the features provided by sphinx and its extensions such as sphinx-design which brings many bootstrap features like cards, grids or dropdowns to sphinx sites.