ANN: matplotlib 1.2.0

Michael Droettboom mdroe at
Fri Nov 9 14:54:56 CET 2012

After months of hard work by a veritable army of contributors, I'm 
pleased to announce the release of matplotlib 1.2.0.

This is the first time we've released without the assistance of John 
Hunter, who is sorely missed.  I hope this is at least a small way to 
say thanks for all of his great work.

Release tarballs and binaries are available on github.  (They are no 
longer being made available on SourceForge).

This is the first release to support Python 3.x (and as a result drops 
support for Pythons earlier than 2.6).  There is new support for 
outputting PGF/TikZ files.  New plot types include 3D trisurface plots, 
and streamplots.  Tripcolor, boxplot, colorbars and contour plots have 
all grown new features.  And under the hood, numerous improvements in 
stability, flexibility and robustness.  For a complete list, see the 
"what's new" page:

For an even more detailed list of 698 issues (!) resolved since the last 
release, see the github statistics page:

Enjoy!  As always, there are number of good ways to get help with 
matplotlib listed on the homepage at and I thank 
everyone for their continued support of this project.

Mike Droettboom

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