NumPy is the fundamental package needed for scientific computing with Python. This package contains:

Code Quality Rank: L1
Programming language: Python
License: BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
Latest version: v1.21.0.dev0

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NumPy is the fundamental package needed for scientific computing with Python.

It provides:

  • a powerful N-dimensional array object
  • sophisticated (broadcasting) functions
  • tools for integrating C/C++ and Fortran code
  • useful linear algebra, Fourier transform, and random number capabilities


NumPy requires pytest. Tests can then be run after installation with:

python -c 'import numpy; numpy.test()'

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Small improvements or fixes are always appreciated; issues labeled as "good first issue" may be a good starting point. If you are considering larger contributions to the source code, please contact us through the mailing list first.

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If you’re unsure where to start or how your skills fit in, reach out! You can ask on the mailing list or here, on GitHub, by opening a new issue or leaving a comment on a relevant issue that is already open.

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