# matplotlib/matplotlib

matplotlib: plotting with Python
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Matplotlib is a comprehensive library for creating static, animated, and interactive visualizations in Python.

Matplotlib produces publication-quality figures in a variety of hardcopy formats and interactive environments across platforms. Matplotlib can be used in Python scripts, the Python and IPython shell, web application servers, and various graphical user interface toolkits.

## Install

For installation instructions and requirements, see INSTALL.rst or the install documentation.

## Test

After installation, launch the test suite:

python -m pytest


## Contribute

You've discovered a bug or something else you want to change - excellent!

You've worked out a way to fix it – even better!

You want to tell us about it – best of all!

Start at the contributing guide!

## Contact

Discourse is the discussion forum for general questions and discussions and our recommended starting point.

Our active mailing lists (which are mirrored on Discourse) are:

Gitter is for coordinating development and asking questions directly related to contributing to matplotlib.

## Citing Matplotlib

If Matplotlib contributes to a project that leads to publication, please acknowledge this by citing Matplotlib.