Matplotlib: Visualization with Python

Matplotlib is a comprehensive library for creating static, animated, and interactive visualizations in Python. Matplotlib makes easy things easy and hard things possible.

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May 30, 2024
GSOC 2024: Bivariate Colormaps

A warm welcome to Trygve Magnus Ræder, who is working on bivariate colormapping.

May 16, 2024
Matplotlib 3.9.0 Released

We thank the 175 authors for the 450 pull requests that comprise the 3.9.0 release.


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A large number of third party packages extend and build on Matplotlib functionality, including several higher-level plotting interfaces (seaborn, HoloViews, ggplot, ...), and a projection and mapping toolkit (Cartopy).

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