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.