Following the latest source

These are the instructions if you just want to follow the latest NumPy source, but you don’t need to do any development for now. If you do want to contribute a patch (excellent!) or do more extensive NumPy development, see Development workflow.

The steps are:

  • Install git
  • get local copy of the git repository from Github
  • update local copy from time to time

Get the local copy of the code

From the command line:

git clone git://

You now have a copy of the code tree in the new numpy directory. If this doesn’t work you can try the alternative read-only url:

git clone

Updating the code

From time to time you may want to pull down the latest code. Do this with:

cd numpy
git fetch
git merge --ff-only

The tree in numpy will now have the latest changes from the initial repository.