Learn what to expect in the new updates
These are the instructions if you just want to follow the latest matplotlib source, but you don’t need to do any development for now.
The steps are:
From the command line:
git clone git://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib.git
You now have a copy of the code tree in the new matplotlib directory.
From time to time you may want to pull down the latest code. Do this with:
cd matplotlib git pull
The tree in matplotlib will now have the latest changes from the initial repository.