# Following the latest source¶

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:

## Get the local copy of the code¶

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.

## Updating the code¶

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.