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Making your own copy (fork) of networkx
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You need to do this only once.  The instructions here are very similar
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to the instructions at https://help.github.com/forking/ |emdash| please see
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that page for more detail.  We're repeating some of it here just to give the
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specifics for the `networkx`_ project, and to suggest some default names.
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Set up and configure a github account
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If you don't have a github account, go to the github page, and make one.
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You then need to configure your account to allow write access |emdash| see
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the ``Generating SSH keys`` help on `github help`_.
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Create your own forked copy of `networkx`_
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#. Log into your github account.
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#. Go to the `networkx`_ github home at `networkx github`_.
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#. Click on the *fork* button:
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   .. image:: forking_button.png
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   Now, after a short pause, you should find yourself at the home page for
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   your own forked copy of `networkx`_.
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