Frequently Asked Questions

How can I add an external resource to my Viash component?

It is possible to add additional resources such as a file containing helper functions or other resources. All you need to do is list those files under the functionality.resources section of your component and refer to them in your script using meta["resources_dir"] + "/myresource.txt". Please visit the Viash documentation for concrete examples on how to add helper functions and other resources to your component.

What does __merge__ do?

The __merge__ field is used to merge another YAML into a Viash config. One of its uses is in making sure that all of the components in a task has the same API.

Each task in OpenProblems contains strict definitions of the input/output file interface of its components and the file formats of those files. These interfaces are stored as YAML files in the api subdirectory of each task.