Matplotlib 2.0.0rc1 is available

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Matplotlib v2.0

Changing the default colors and style of matplotlib has proven to be a much larger task than initially thought, but we are finally approaching the release.

For the full details of what has been changed see a draft of the release notes.

The current pre-release is v2.0.0rc1

You can install pre-releases via

pip install --pre matplotlib

which has source + wheels for Mac, Win, and manylinux or


conda install -c conda-forge/label/rc -c conda-forge matplotlib

which has binaries for Mac, Win, and linux. You can also install from source from git

git clone
cd matplotlib
git checkout v2.0.0rc1

or tarball

wget -O matplotlib-v2.0.0rc1.tar.gz
tar -xzvf matplotlib-v2.0.0rc1.tar.gz
cd matplotlib-v2.0.0rc1


pip install -v .