Development Guidelines

This repository is part of the Dask projects. General development guidelines including where to ask for help, a layout of repositories, testing practices, and documentation and style standards are available at the Dask developer guidelines in the main documentation.


After setting up an environment as described in the Dask developer guidelines you can clone this repository with git:

git clone

and install it from source:

cd dask-jobqueue
python install


Test using py.test:

py.test dask-jobqueue --verbose

Test with Job scheduler

Some tests require to have a fully functional job queue cluster running, this is done through Docker and Docker compose tools. You must thus have them installed on your system following their docs.

You can then use the same commands as Travis CI does for your local testing, for example with pbs:

source ci/